M. FORD CREECH ANTIQUES & FINE ARTS
 

 

18th CENTURY BRITISH SILVER MARROW SCOOPS :

A Small Collection from Queen Anne to Early George III

(available individually)

Please click on maker or particular spoon for the detail page

 

 

 

John Ladyman

1712

SOLD

S?,  1723

 Crested, Initialed

Mark Rubbed, 1733

Crested "Brocas"

Richard Scarlett,1735

Dated & Initialed

SOLD

Alexander Richard

Dublin, c1750, "Butler"

SOLD

Unascribed Provincial

Marked Thrice, 2 Crests

SOLD

Paul Callard, 1762

Crested "Stuart"

SOLD

 

 Roasted bone marrow was considered a great delicacy during the Queen Anne period,

when meat was quite expensive.

To accommodate the extraction of the marrow from the bone centers, silver spoons

with a long narrow scoop at one end were used, followed by scoops on both ends.

The earliest marrow spoons on record dates c1690. 

These scoops date from 1712 (Queen Anne) to 1762 (early George III).

These marrow spoons were quickly superseded by marrow

scoops, which had a large scoop at one end, and small scoop at the other - suitable to differing widths of bone. 

Scoops were made only until the late 19th century.

 

Roasted bone marrow has once more become a dish of great fashion.  Across American, it graces the menus not only of metropolitan top restaurants, but pubs and home-cooking establishments.  Recipes abound on the internet - take your pick.

"Bon Appetit" lists a wonderful recipe with image, describing which bones to select from the butcher :

http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/2011/06/roast-bone-marrow-with-parsley-salad

 

There is also a resurgence of interest with pot au feu, a   main course dish using beef shanks, short ribs,

and marrow bones - the marrow bones being passed at the table with warm bread.  

If you wish a copy of the pot au feu recipe, please email me. 

 

(Those of us in the Southern United States can also employ marrow scoops in the

enjoyment of the center of pork-chop bones, which we so love).

 

 

 Please Inquire 

 

 

For other Georgian Table Silver, please click below :

http://www.mfordcreech.com/silver.html#table_silver

 

 

 


 

 

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Queen Anne to George III British Silver Marrow Spoons & Scoops