M. FORD CREECH ANTIQUES 

 

GEORGE II SCOTTISH PROVINCIAL SILVER MARROW SPOON   

James Glen, Glasgow, 1743-52

Marked IG, town mark cast over, IG

 

 

 

Of very heavy gauge silver, of usual double-ended form with large bowl on one end, and a narrow scoop

to the other, double drop heel

 

Condition : Excellent, with normal light scratches; town mark cast over; one IG poorly struck with line through it

 

Roasted bone marrow was considered a great delicacy in the Queen Anne period (1702-1714), 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, the earliest on record c1690. 

These marrow spoons were quickly superseded by marrow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. 

 

8.5" Long / 1.9 oz.

 

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See Also:

 

Also See Georgian Silver Marrow Scoops & Spoons:

 

 


 

George II / III Silver Marrow Spoons & Scoops

 

 

 

George III Silver Marrow Scoop, Fiddle /Thread / Shell, 1799-1800

Marks cast over; crested and with motto for Gladstanes Glaidstanes, Scotland

 

 

For Other Scottish Silver, Please See :

 

Pair of George III Scottish Silver Large Goblets

Alexander Gardner & Co., Edinburgh, 1801

Arms of Menzies

George II Scottish Silver Salver, Viscount's Coronet over D

William Dempster,

Edinburgh, 1759

 

George III Scottish Silver Meat Dish

Patrick Robertson, Edinburgh, 1773,

marital arms of Francis Stuart, 9th Earl of Moray & his wife Jean Gray, eldest daughter of the 11th Lord Gray

Edward VII Silver Scottish Clan Badges

William Buchanan Taylor, Inverness, c1910

"S RIOGHAL MO DHREAM"

"TOUCH NOT THE CAT BOT A GLOVE" 

 


 

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 For information, call (901) 761-1163 or (901) 827-4668 or email mfcreech@bellsouth.net 

 

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George II Scottish Silver Marrow Spoon, James Glen, Glasgow, 1743-52