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Paul S

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iconnumber posted 01-11-2004 08:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul S     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I recently acquired this piece of Chrysanthemum and was wondering what it could be used for. It is 11 1/4 in long and the blade is 5 1/4 x 2 3/4 in and pierced with seahorses and shells. It’s a great old and heavy piece, and the piercing is spectacular. The piercing would lead me to believe it for fish, but I've never seen a round fish server. Anybody have other ideas?


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Richard Kurtzman
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iconnumber posted 01-12-2004 02:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Richard Kurtzman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Paul, This is a great piece and the piercing is fantastic. Your guess is correct. It is a fish server. Check out pgs. 122 & 123 in Hood. Congratulations on your acquisition of an extremely rare piece!

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William Hood

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iconnumber posted 01-27-2004 12:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for William Hood     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Richard's analysis is correct. Your fish server is a rare and beautiful piece. Have seen this piece type only in Lap Over Edge, Olympian and Chrysanthemum, plus a design drawing in Persian. The piercing design on your server is the prettiest I have seen. Most of the others have had the design illustrated in Hood et al., p. 123, Fig. 173.

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