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.
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)
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)
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
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