GEORGIAN PERIOD SILVER MARROW SCOOPS & SPOONS
|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 These marrow spoons were quickly superseded by marrow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)
James Glen, Glasgow, 1743-52, #6087
Caleb Hill, London, 1731, Scottish use : Crested with motto ("Je Suit Prest") for Fraser, Maxwell, #6467
William Eley, London, 1804, Scottish use : Crested for the Scottish name Acheson, #6462
Hester Bateman, London, 1779,
Crested for Bird of London & County Warwick, #6463
William Chawner, London, 1830, Thread / Shell, Crested for Family of Knapp, #6466
Thomas & William Chawner, London, 1768, Feather Edge, Crested for Barons Craven, #6465
Elias Cachart, London, 1753, Conjoined Monogram MG, #6464
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
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
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Georgian Silver Marrow Scoops & Spoons, 18th and early 18th centuries