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  These marrow spoons were quickly superseded by marrow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 :



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.  

Take your sterling silver Georgian marrow scoop and enjoy.



Please Inquire 








England and Ireland, 1722-1774



George I Britannia Silver Marrow Spoon, Charles Jackson, London, 1722
Two George II Irish Silver Marrow Spoons, :

Ester Forbes, Dublin, 1730 (rattail), and marks rubbed. 1735 (crested)
George II Silver Marrow Spoon, Paul Hanet, London, 1735-40
George III Irish Silver Marrow Spoon, William Sutton, Dubliln, 1750
George III Silver Shell & Scroll Back Marrow Spoon, William Collings, London, 1774

Each priced separately

In Stock, Linked












We welcome and encourage all inquiries regarding our stock.  We will make every attempt to answer any questions you might have.


For information, call (901) 761-1163 or (901) 827-4668,


Email : mfcreech@bellsouth.net  or  mfordcreech@gmail.com

American Express, Mastercard, Visa and Discover accepted



Bookmark and Share





M. Ford Creech Antiques & Fine Arts / 581 South Perkins Road /  Memphis, TN 38117 / USA /  Wed.-Sat. 11-6, or by appointment




Accessories     Ceramics    Early Asian Ceramics      Fine Art    Furniture     Glassware     Silver     Home


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


© The images, concepts and text herein are subject to copyright.

Should you wish to reproduce any part of this site's content, simply request permission.

We also ask that any reproduction be attributed properly.