This is a rare but practical piece - a Croquette Server. In the Northeastern United States, Croquettes were used as a way to serve leftover ham. But in the South, typical Croquettes were Salmon Croquettes. I could find very few examples of this utensil, and the ones I found were from extremely old patterns. These three patterns all date back to the 1800's. Later on, one would see the term "Croquette server" lumped under the description of the Tomato Server or the Asparagus Server (non-hooded). No longer was it a unique utensil. It's duty merely assigned elsewhere.
Shown in Medallion by Gorham (8 3/4 inches)
Shown in New Queens by Durgin (6 5/8 inches)
Shown in Ivy by Gorham (9 3/8 inches)