M. FORD CREECH ANTIQUES & FINE ARTS

 

A COLLECTION OF TEN BRITANNIA STANDARD* MARROW SCOOPS

QUEEN ANNE / GEORGE I (1702 - 1725), All London

 

 

 

Watts         /        Davenport          /           Archer         /         Jones         /          Hitchcock         /          Archer          /           Jackson          /           Jackson         /           Mann      /           Farren

 


 

 

 

 

 

*"BRITANNIA STANDARD SILVER"  

For those not familiar with "Britannia Standard Silver",

the term refers to a higher percentage of pure silver (.958) than does sterling silver (.925 parts of silver).

This standard was introduced by William III and the Parliament in 1697.


The purpose for the change was to limit or prevent the melting down of silver coinage to make silverwares.

This practice had begun during the reign of Charles II (1660-1685), when heavier silver again came into fashion.

A great many wares had been melted down during the more austere Commonwealth period.

Not only was the composition of Britannia silver different,

but so were the marks on the silver, and those of the makers (requiring the first two letters of the maker's last name).

The higher silver content resulted in a slightly softer silver - that was also more expensive to purchase.

Consequently, the condition and marks of early Britannia silver can be somewhat rubbed in appearance.

 

As the change to the higher standard did not result in a substantial change, .925 silver standard was reintroduced in 1720 -

some silversmiths continuing its use a few years after, along with their special marks.

Britannia is a voluntary alterative to sterling until this day -- but used for only the best quality of silverwares.

 


 

Marrow scoops were introduced about 1690.

Meat was quite expensive in the late 17th and early 18th centuries; thus roasted bone marrow became a great delicacy.

Usually only one or two scoops accompanied an entire dinner service.

Guests passed them around the table for communal use.

Marrow scoops were made until the late 19th century - their use, however, newly rediscovered for fine dining.


We are pleased to offer this fine collection of 10 Queen Anne and George I Britannia standard silver scoops -

each in excellent condition with very good marks.

Each is priced individually.

 

For a special recipe including bone marrow :  
 

"Onion Soup with Braised Beef Shank & Bone Marrow Croutons"

from French chef and restaurateur Daniel Boulud,

the first recipe in his book -

"Café Boulud Cookbook"
 

CLICK HERE

 

   

 

 
 
 

 

 

Left to Right, as shown above.

Please click on each title or individual image for each full detail page :

 

 

BENJAMIN WATTS, LONDON, 1702

Bowl verso initialed R over B*E
8-5/8" Long / 1.8 oz.

SOLD

#6852

 

 

 

ISAAC DAVENPORT, LONDON, 1720
Crested : A wolf's head erased argent
(For the Family of Wilbraham, Stemming from County of Chester)
8.25" Long / 1.6 oz.

SOLD

#6964

 

 

 

ANDREW ARCHER, LONDON, 1715
Crested : Out of a ducal coronet a horse's head
(Fairbairn's 51.7 : For the Families of :
Allen, Alleyne, Assent, Bayley, Chalkhill, Elrick, Folliott, Goodwin,
Green, Hackney, Johnson, Marchant, Ogilvy, Redman, Skelton, Stubs, Snagge)
8.75" Long / 1.8 oz.

SOLD

#6851

 

 

 

LAWRENCE JONES, LONDON, 1714
Crested : A tower

8-7/8" Long / 1.9 oz.

SOLD

#6955

 

 

 

SAMUEL HITCHCOCK, LONDON, 1716
With a "reverse scoop"
the verso shaft scratch-engraved 'B A L'
9.75" Long / 2.1 oz.

SOLD

#6958

 

 

 

ANDREW ARCHER, LONDON, 1717
Crested : A ladder of 13 steps, vertical
Likely a heraldic badge or rebus (still being researched)
9" Long / 1.6 oz.

SOLD

#6961

 

 

 

CHARLES JACKSON, LONDON 1719
Crested : Out of a ducal coronet or a griffin’s head between two wings expanded argent

gorged with a collar gemel and armed gules

(For the Family of Spencer, Earls of Sunderland, Althorp)
9" Long / 1.9 oz.

SOLD

#6954

 

 

 

CHARLES JACKSON, LONDON, 1725
Crested : Out of a ducal coronet gules a plume of five ostrich feathers argent
banded with a line laid chevronwise azure

(For the Family of Clinton, Warwickshire, and Newcastle-under-Lyne)
9" Long / 2.4 oz.

SOLD

#6953

 

 

 

THOMAS MANN, LONDON, 1716
Initialed with a Roman MM below the marks
8-3/8" Long / 1.8 oz.

SOLD

#6936

 

 

 

THOMAS FARREN, LONDON, 1721
Crested : A naked dexter arm embowed proper gutty de sang
grasping in the hand a wreath of laurel vert

(For the Family of Bludworth or Bloodworth)
8" Long / 1.5 oz.

SOLD

#6962

 

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Collection of Queen Anne / George I Britannia Standard Silver Marrow Scoops, London, 1702-25

 

Watts         /        Davenport         /           Archer        /        Jones         /          Hitchcock         /          Archer          /           Jackson          /           Jackson         /           Mann       /          Farren

 


 

 

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A Collection of 10 Britannia Standard Marrow Scoops, Queen Anne / George I, 1702 - 1725

 

 

 

George I Britannia Standard Silver Marrow Scoop, Andrew Archer, 1717, Crested Ladder of 13 Steps George I Britannia Standard Silver Marrow Scoop, Charles Jackson, 1719, crested George I Britannia Silver Marrow Scoop, Charles Jackson, 1719, crest of 5 plumes out of a ducal coronet George I Britannia Silver Marrow Scoop, Isaac Davenport, London, 1720, crested with a wolf's head George I Britannia Standard Silver Marrow Scoop, Thomas Farren, 1721 George I Britannia Standard Silver Marrow Scoop, Andrew Archer, 1715, crested : a horse's head out of a ducal coronet Queen Anne Britannia Standard Silver Marrow Scoop, Lawrence Jones, 1714, crested with a tower George I Britannia Silver Marrow Scoop, Charles Jackson, 1725, crest of 5 plumes out of a ducal coronet George I Britannia Silver Marrow Scoop, Charles Jackson, 1719, crest of griffin's head and wings out of a ducal coronet George I Britannia Silver Marrow Scoop, Andrew Archer, 1717, crest - ladder of 13 steps George I Britannia Silver Marrow Scoop, Isaac Davenport, London, 1720, crested with a wolf's hea George I Britannia Silver Marrow Scoop, Thomas Faren, 1721 George I Britannia Standard Silver Marrow Scoop, Andrew Archer, 1715, crested : out of a ducal coronet, a horse's head Queen Anne Britannia Standard Silver Marrow Scoop, Lawrence Jones, 1714, crested with a tower