This fish slice is a contemporary interpretation of a traditional hand-formed piece of domestic silver made using time-honoured techniques.
Fish slice by Brian Asquith, 1998
© The artist's estate
- Art Fund grant:
- £375 ( Total: £1,500)
- Acquired in:
- Asquith Design Partnership
Asquith took his inspiration for this piece from a fish, using the form of a whole salmon to create the object. The pierced and engraved designs represent running water, giving the impression of a fish swimming in water. The Castle Museum has an outstanding collection of English domestic silver including fish slices by makers such as Paul Storr. This contemporary piece shows the continuation of good design and craftsmanship in silver today.
Asquith Design Partnership.