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While no part of the design of this fish set, which includes a fish knife and fish fork, was patented, its eccentric blade and tine shapes were usually used in conjunction with handles designed by John R. Wendt or Bernard D. Beiderhase. As a result, it is believed that this example was produced by either Wendt or Beiderhase, or possibly one of their successor firms, Renziehausen & Co. or Adams & Shaw Co.


**Adapted from**

Charles L. Venable, _Silver in America, 1840-1940: A Century of Splendor _(Dallas, Texas: Dallas Museum of Art; New York, New York; Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1994), 332.

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  • Title: Fish fork
  • Date Created: c. 1870
  • Physical Dimensions: 1 1/8 × 2 1/2 × 9 1/4 in. (2.86 × 6.35 × 23.5 cm)
  • Type: Culinary Equipment
  • External Link: https://www.dma.org/object/artwork/4038911/
  • Medium: Silver
  • Credit Line: Dallas Museum of Art, The V. Stephen Vaughan Collection, gift of the 1991 Silver Supper

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