ANTIQUE SILVER MARROW SCOOPS
Antique Silver marrow scoops Description:
A piece of cutlery designed to extract marrow from boiled bones.
Antique Silver marrow scoops History:
There are now very few examples of silver marrow scoop made before 1700. The vast majority were made in the 18th century and 19th centuries. They were made up until about 1900.
Antique Silver marrow scoops Design:
The most common is the double-ended type with two scoop widths to extract marrow from different bones sizes. Earlier ones often had a spoon end. Very rare early ones hade a scoop and fork.
Antique Silver marrow scoops Collectors Note:
The level of craftsmanship and their aesthetic qualities determine their value. Unusual ones from the 18th century command the highest prices. But they must also be undamaged with good clear hallmarks (usually on the stem). Allot of the earlier ones have suffered from crimping of the hallmark, and many were crested or monogrammed.