M. FORD CREECH ANTIQUES & FINE ARTS
GEORGE I BRITANNIA STANDARD SILVER MARROW SCOOP
THE SMALLER BOWL A "REVERSE SCOOP"
Samuel Hitchcock, London, 1716
The very long scoop of heavy gauge silver and usual double ended form,
the smaller bowl and larger bowls facing in opposing concave directions ("reverse scoop")
the verso shaft scratch-engraved 'B A L'
Marks : Hitchcock's mark with crenellated upper edge and fleur de lis below,
Grimwade #1016, entered 1713
Maker's mark crisp but the I partially cast over on the right side;
Leopard's head, Britannia and date A rubbed but legible
Note : Marrow scoops were introduced about 1690.
Condition : Excellent; no evidence of monogram or crest removal
9.75" Long / 2.1 oz.
See the very long "middle example" below for comparative size :
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