Fish slice by Brian Asquith

This fish slice is a contemporary interpretation of a traditional hand-formed piece of domestic silver made using time-honoured techniques.

Details

Medium:
Silver
Art Fund grant:
£375 ( Total: £1,500)
Acquired in:
1999
Vendor:
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.

Provenance

Asquith Design Partnership.

Venue details

Nottingham Castle Off Friar Lane, NOTTINGHAM Nottinghamshire NG1 6EL 01158 761 400 www.nottinghamcastle.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £6)

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