Learn about Marrow Scoops and Spoons

An item of cutlery used from the late 17th century, designed for extracting bone marrow from bone cavities after cooking. Bone marrow was considered a delicacy and at a time when cutlery was coming into use, a marrow scoop enabled a diner to extract the marrow with finesse, rather than sucking, slurping and mouthing the bones. Some marrow scoops have a spoon like end, while others have a long narrow gulley end, and some are double ended with different size scoops at each end to suit various sized bones.

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Irish hallmarked sterling silver George III marrow scoop with an engraved stag armorial. Dublin, circa 1762, maker David T Peter. Condition: good, minor age related wear. Length 25 cm. Weight 72g

English hallmarked sterling silver George III marrow scoop with an engraved monogram 'Rfl'. London, 1771, maker John Lampfert. Condition: good, minor wear. Length 22 cm. Weight 51g

George II sterling silver marrow scoop, hallmarked London 1750, 24.5 cm long approx., 54gms approx.

Marrow spoon. Sterling silver by Walter Peter (1794-1845) Dublin 1814

Silver marrow scoop, showing the crest 'Anchor fast anchor', showing pseudo Colonial marks to back, approx 20 cm L. 40g.

A rare sterling silver marrow spoon. Maker William davenport. Edinburgh 1750. 50gms.

English hallmarked sterling silver George I double marrow scoop some markings rubbed London, 1715. Condition good, minor tarnishing. Length 22 cm. Weight 45 cm

Thomas Barker, London, 1806 Georgian silver marrow scoop. Weight 42 grams. Provenance: Estate of D'Arcy Ryan

A Victorian silver marrow scoop; Richard Britton, London 1838. Length 22 cm. Weight 49g.

George III sterling silver marrow scoop with fleur-de-lys armorial, hallmarked London 1782, 21.8 cm long, 39 grams approx.

A George I silver marrow scoop; Paul Hanet, London 1725. Length 23 cm. Weight 50.3g

A George III silver marrow scoop; Charles Hougham, London 1791. Length 21.5 cm

Six various hallmarked sterling silver spoons etc, including ladle, London 1818; spoon, London 1912; marrow spoon, marks rubbed; pair spoons with pointed handles, Sheffield 1960; and one other. Wt. 245g (total)

George III sterling silver saucer ladle, hallmarked London 1826, together with a bright cut sterling silver spoon and a marrow spoon

A sterling silver marrow scoop, possibly Greenock or Birmingham marks rubbed maker J. Height 41gms

A sterling silver marrow scoop, London 1792/3 makers mark rubbed ?.B 32gm

Double ended Irish silver marrow scoop Dublin date unknown maker F.J

George III sterling silver marrow spoon hallmarked London 1809. 23.3 cm long. 26gms. Maker TJ possibly Thomas James

A George III period double ended silver marrow scoop. London 1799 by Peter, Ann & William Bateman. Length 22.5 cm

A Georgian sterling silver marrow scoop with crested bowl. Maker T & W Chawner. London, circa 1770. Length 22 cm

A George III silver marrow scoop. London 1803 by William Ealy and William Fearn

A fine Victorian sterling silver marrow scoop with shell and thread pattern and engraved crest bowl. London, 1841. Length 23 cm

A George II silver marrow scoop, traditional double end with crest of wolf's head armorial, bottom marked. London 1758, maker's mark R: T. Length 22.5 cm

George III sterling silver marrow scoop with Royal armorial, London 1817

19th century Chinese silver marrow scoop, with bamboo design, marks of Cumwo. Length 21 cm

A George III silver meat skewer, by Richard Crossley, London 1792, with scratch weight 2=9, crest and coronet, 28 cm long; a later skewer by Wakely & Wheeler, London 1972, 15.5 cm long; and a marrow scoop by William & Sons Ltd, London 1897. (3)

Hallmarked sterling silver miniature Irish marrow scoop Dublin, c1775-1810, maker William Ward. Length 9.5 cm. Weight 5g

A George III sterling silver marrow scoop by Hester Bateman, London, 1773 engraved with a crest

Robert cattle and James Barber, sterling silver marrow scoop, double ended and of plain design, bearing marks for Robert cattle and James Barber, York 1812. Weight 40grs. Length 23 cm

John power, Irish sterling silver marrow scoop, double ended and of plain design, bearing marks for John power, Dublin 1802. Weight 45grs. Length 22.5 cm

Thomas and William Chawner, sterling silver marrow scoop, double ended and of plain design, bearing marks for Thomas and William Chawner, London 1760; together with marrow scoop, double ended and of plain design and bearing marks for John Lambe, London 177

Hester Bateman, sterling silver marrow spoon, having single marrow scoop and bearing marks for Hester Bateman, London 1780. Weight 50grs. Length 21.5 cm

Edward Dymond, sterling silver marrow spoon, rat tail bowl with single marrow scoop, bearing marks for Edward Dymond, London c1725. Weight 40grs. Length 21 cm

Two George III silver marrow spoons, with armorials to reverse. Maker George Smith & William Fearn. London 1809. Maker Arthur Murphy. Dublin 1808. 91 grams.

An early George III silver marrow scoop, T.R., London 1762. Length 21 cm

Hallmarked sterling silver silver George III marrow scoop London 1807, maker HS. Length 23 cm. Weight 50gms

A George III Irish sterling silver marrow scoop, maker's mark S. N, Dublin 1808 64 grams total weight of silver

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