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GEORGIAN PERIOD SILVER MARROW SCOOPS & SPOONS

 

 

George II Scottish Provincial Silver Marrow Spoon, James Glen, Glasgow, working 1743-52 George II Silver Marrow Scoop, Caleb Hill, London, 1731, Scottish use : Motto and Crested for Fraser George III Silver Marrow Scoop, Wm Eley, 1804, Scottish Use with crest for Acheson George III Silver Marrow Scoop, Hester Bateman, London, 1779, with crest for Bird, London & County Warwick Fine William IV Silver Marrow Scoop, William Chawner, London, 1830, crested for the family of Knapp Rare Pair of George III Silver Marrow Spoons, Thos & Wm Chawner, London, 1768, Feather Edge, and crested for the Barons Craven George II Silver Marrow Scoop, Elias Cachart, London, 1753, contemporary conjoined script initials MG George II / III Silver Marrow Spoon, Thomas Chawner, London, c1760

 

        James Glen, Glasgow Caleb Hill William Eley Hester Bateman Wm. Chawner Thomas & William Chawner Elias Cachart Thos. Chawner     

 

Marrow Spoons & Scoops

 

Pictured above is a selection from our Georgian silver marrow spoons and marrow scoops.

Additional selections will soon be available.

 

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  These marrow spoons were quickly superseded by marrow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. 

 

(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).

 

These spoons and scoops have been SOLD   Please see below for other incoming spoons and scoops

 

 

 

Shown Above / Click Each for Detail Pages :

(Left to Right - additional links forthcoming)

 

George II Scottish Provincial Silver Marrow Spoon

James Glen, Glasgow, 1743-52, #6087

 

George II Silver Marrow Scoop

Caleb Hill, London, 1731, Scottish use : Crested with motto ("Je Suit Prest") for Fraser, Maxwell, #6467

 

George III Silver Marrow Scoop

William Eley, London, 1804, Scottish use : Crested for the Scottish name Acheson, #6462

 

George III Silver Marrow Scoop

Hester Bateman, London, 1779,

Crested for Bird of London & County Warwick, #6463

 

Fine William IV Silver Marrow Scoop

William Chawner, London, 1830, Thread / Shell, Crested for Family of Knapp, #6466

 

Rare Pair of George III Silver Marrow Scoops

Thomas & William Chawner, London, 1768, Feather Edge, Crested for Barons Craven, #6465

 

George II Silver Marrow Scoop

Elias Cachart, London, 1753, Conjoined Monogram  MG, #6464

 

George II / III Silver Marrow Spoon

Thomas Chawner, London, c1760 (date mark rubbed), #4185

 

 

 

 

Simple Recipe for Roasted Marrow Bones

 

This very simple recipe was sent to me for roasting marrow bones :

 

Roast the bones at 425 degrees for 20-25 minutes.  Assuming they are cut crossways, place them upright on the pan.  

Set them on a portion of biscuit dough - enough to cover the base.  The dough serves to keep the melted fat from running out, and does absorb some of the fat, making the biscuit extra delicious.  You can use your own biscuit recipe, or Pillsbury is just fine.

Salt and pepper to taste.  

I enjoy a light sprinkle of garlic powder.  

Grab your sterling silver Georgian marrow scoop and enjoy.

 

 

JUST ARRIVED : MARROW SPOONS / SCOOPS 

 

 

 

George I Britannia Silver Marrow Spoon

Partial Maker's Mark S?, London, 1723

Rattail attachment with initials to heel ; the bowl crested & scoop upturned

9" Long / 1.75 oz. / #6531

 

George II Silver Marrow Scoop (images in progress)

Maker's Mark Rubbed, London 1733

Crested with a Moor's head couped at the shoulders and radiated as the sun

(Brocas, one of whom was in 1730 Lord Mayor of London),

 8" Long / 1.1 oz. / #6532

 

 

Please Inquire 

 

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EARLY BRITISH TABLE SILVER : A SHORT HISTORY

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   Early British Table Silver : A Catalog

 

 

 


 

 

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Georgian Silver Marrow Scoops & Spoons, 18th and early 18th centuries