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.
A George II sterling silver marrow scoop, circa 1722 London, with maker's mark Ei for Edward Jennings, partial date letter, a scoop of typical form with engraved and floral embellished initials 'Ilc' to back of bowl; hallmarked to underside of
A George III sterling silver marrow scoop, 1799 London, with maker's mark for Solomon Hougham, a scoop of typical form with the crest of a bullock head to the rear of the bowl; hallmarked to stem, silver weight 49gr. Length 23 cm
A George II sterling silver marrow scoop, early-mid 18th century London, with rubbed partial marks, the scoop of typical form with an engraved and floral embellished 'K' to the back of bowl; rubbed marks to the underside of stem, including mark of
A George II sterling silver marrow scoop, 1750 London, with maker's marks for probably Elizabeth Jackson, a scoop of typical form with engraved and floral embellished initials 'Gw' to the back of bowl; hallmarked to underside of stem, silver we
A Queen Anne period silver marrow scoop, double ended with conventional large scoop to one end and slender tapering scoop incorporated into the stem at the other end. London 1713, maker's mark indecipherable, crest to the back of the larger bowl. 39gms
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)
A Continental silver and silver gilt boxed marrow set hallmarked 800, the eight piece set including a large serving fork and three serving knives, two long stemmed forks all with silver handles with a faux horn finish together with a fork and spade with si
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