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RARE GEORGE I BRITANNIA STANDARD MARROW SPOON

Andrew Archer, London, 1718

 

George I Britannia Standard Marrow Spoon, Andrew Archer, London, 1718

 

Of heavy gauge silver, the ovoid bowl with rattail attachment to a long narrow scoop;
excellent marks to the verso (Grimwade, #84);

the scoop end with remains of a crest :
a griffin's head erased, in mouth a branch

 

George I Britannia Standard Marrow Spoon, Andrew Archer, London, 1718, crest griffin's head erased

 

George I Britannia Standard Marrow Spoon, Andrew Archer, London, 1718, Andrew Archer marks

 

Note : Andrew Archer was a well known spoon maker.
He apprenticed to Dorothy Grant, widow of William Grant, in 1697, obtaining freedom in 1699.

His first mark was entered as largeworker, in 1703, on Fleet Street, London.

His second mark was entered in 1720, on Brides Lane, at the Rod and Crown where he remained until his death in 1725

 

Roasted bone marrow was considered a great delicacy in the Queen Anne and George I periods (1702-1727),

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These marrow 'spoons' were quickly superseded by marrow 'scoops', which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

Condition : Excellent with minor surface scratched appropriate to age and usage

 

Condition : Excellent with good marks; no repairs or breaks; no tip wear;

however considerable rubbing to the crest

 

9" Long / 2 oz.

 

PRICE : Please Inquire

 

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George I Britannia Standard Marrow Spoon, Andrew Archer, London, 1718

 

George I Britannia Standard Marrow Spoon, Andrew Archer, London, 1718

 

George I Britannia Standard Marrow Spoon, Andrew Archer, London, 1718, spoon bowl

 

 

George I Britannia Standard Marrow Spoon, Andrew Archer, London, 1718, rattail bowl

 

 


 

 

 

Shown with an unusual Georgian Provincial Silver Marrow Scoop with Rare Reverse Bowl,

maker's marks AS twice

 

 

 

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George I Britannia Standard Marrow Spoon, Andrew Archer, London, 1718 

 

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