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SIX ENGLISH & IRISH SILVER & BRITANNIA MARROW SPOONS, 1722-74

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', Dublin, c1735 (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

 

A Collection of Six English & Irish Silver & Britannia Marrow Spoons, 1722-74

 

  George I Britannia, Charles Jackson, London, 1722 George II Irish, Ester Forbes,

Dublin, 1730 (rattail)

George II Irish, Mark Rubbed, Dublin, 1735 (crested)

George II Silver Paul Hanet, London, 1735-40

George III Irish, William Sutton, Dubliln, 1750

George III Shell & Scroll Back, William Collings, London, 1774

 

 

A Collection of Six English & Irish Silver & Britannia Marrow Spoons, 1722-74

 

(The two rattails to the left are rocked to the right, as they are not constructed to sit flat and upright on the table)

 

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 marrow spoon on record dates to about 1690. 

These marrow 'spoons' were quickly superseded by marrow 'scoops',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. 

 

However, the 'marrow spoon' remains my preferred marrow utensil -

both as to its dual nature of use, and its visually interesting form.

It is also rarer.

 

Although roasted bone marrow went out of fashion for a long period of time,
it is once again considered a delicacy - and often served at festive occasions -

such as Christmas!
We are delighted to present you this collection of six, each offered individually

(as the great majority were originally purchased,

siimply being passed around the table).

 


 

Left To Right, and Chronologically, as shown above :

 

GEORGE I BRITANNIA STANDARD MARROW SPOON

Charles Jackson, London 1722

 

 

 

Of heavy gauge .958 silver, the "duckbill" type bowl with rattail attachment and narrow scoop to the other end;
the scoop verso with a rubbed crest; crisp marks

Condition: Excellent, with only minor wear appropriate to age and usage

8.75" Long / 2.4oz.
850.00 / #7696

 


 

TWO RARE EARLY GEORGE II IRISH SILVER MARROW SPOONS :

 

Esther Forbes, Dublin, c1730, With Rattail Attachment

Of usual double-ended form,
with large bowl on one end and a narrow scoop to the other

 

Esther Forbes continued the business of her deceased husband Robert Forbes

(Quarter Brother 1701, Freeman 1715) who died in 1718.

She entered three marks with the Dublin Assay Office.

 

EARLY GEORGE II IRISH SILVER MARROW SPOON, Esther Forbes, Dublin, c1730, With Rattail Attachment

 

EARLY GEORGE II IRISH SILVER MARROW SPOON, Esther Forbes, Dublin, c1730, With Rattail Attachment, marks

 

Of very heavy gauge silverwith very good marks having only light rubbing

Condition: Excellent, with only minor wear appropriate to age and usage
8.25": Long / 2.1 oz
850.00 / #7717a

 

Maker's Mark Rubbed, Dublin, c1735, The Bowl Crested

Of usual double-ended form,
with large bowl on one end and a narrow scoop to the other

crested to the bowl :

a serpent entwining three swords, two in saltire, points upward, the third, point down

 

Dublin, Ireland, c1730 Silver Marrow Spoon Crest

 

Dublin, Ireland, c1730 Silver Marrow Spoon Marks

 

Condition: Excellent, with only minor wear appropriate to age and usage

8.25" Long / 1.7 oz.
495.00 / #7717b

 


 

GEORGE II SILVER MARROW SPOON

Paul Hanet, London, c1735-40

 

George II Silver Marrow Spoon, Paul Hanet, London, c1735-40

 

 

The ovoid bowl with single drop heel, with narrow marked shaft
ending in an elongated marrow scoop;
marks rubbed and cast over except for the maker's mark :
PH beneath fleur de lis in a conforming punch
(Grimwade #2189, registered 1721)

 

Hanet was one of the principle Huguenot spoon makers of his day
He apparently emigrated from France with his family in August 1686, at the age of 9.
His first mark was registered in 1716, his sterling mark in 1721.
He remains among the most sought after of the Huguenot makers.

 

Condition : Excellent, but with the exception of clear maker's marks,
the balance overcast and rubbed

1.95 oz. / 8.5" Long
530.00 / #7709

 


 

GEORGE II IRISH MARROW SPOON

William Sutton, Dublin, Ireland, c1750

 

George III Irish Silver Marrow Spoon, William  Sutton, Dublin, Ireland, c1750

 


Of double ended form, with single-heeled bowl to one end,
and narrow scoop to the other;
bottom marked with crisp marks

Condition: Excellent, with only minor wear appropriate to age and usage

7.25" Long / 1.2 oz.
600.00 / #7695

 


 

GEORGE III SILVER SHELL & SCROLL BACK MARROW SPOON

William Collings, London, 1774

 

George III Silver Shell & Scroll Back Marrow Spoon, William Collings, London, 1774

 

George III Silver Shell & Scroll Back Marrow Spoon, William Collings, London, 1774, marks

 

The large bowl with a single drop heel beneath a cast shell and scroll,
the small scoop verso script-engraved with the initial "H"

Condition : Excellent; crisp marks, casting and engraving

9" Long / 1.9 oz.
565.00 / #7565


 

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