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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A George II silver double ended marrow scoop, traditional form and of good gauge and condition. Newcastle c.1750 by William Partis.

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, 1776 London, with maker's mark for Thomas Chawner, a scoop of typical form crisply hallmarked to underside of stem, silver weight 43gr. Length 21.5 cm

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

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

An early George III silver marrow scoop, traditional double ended, most marks illegible. London by John Lampfert, c.1770.

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

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.

A very rare George I Britannia standard reverse bowl marrow scoop. Maker obscured. London 1720. 106gms.

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 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

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

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