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

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

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

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

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.

A George III sterling silver marrow spoon the bowl 'K' initial engraved. London 1771

A George III sterling silver marrow spoon London 1793, maker H. Sander

A sterling silver basting/marrow spoon 1691 maker possibly Elizabeth Tookey 1691

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