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Silver Marrow Scoop, CRESTED, London 1823, Richard Poulden

Antique English sterling silver marrow scoop with unresearched family crest, hallmarked from London in 1823, makers mark of R.P may be that of Richard Poulden.

In excellent condition with super clear hallmarks and measures 237mm in length.

Popular these days for the stirring of cocktails.

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Antique English sterling silver marrow scoop with unresearched family crest, hallmarked from London in 1823.  The maker’s mark of R.P may be that of Richard Poulden. This item is in excellent condition with super clear hallmarks and measures 237 mm in length. These marrow scoops are popular these days for the stirring of cocktails.
DATE1823
MAKER or SPONSOR MARKPossibly Richard Poulden
ASSAY OFFICELondon
WEIGHT (Grammes)65.6
WEIGHT (Troy)2.10
REF:-266K
During the 17th century, upper class diners adopted new rules of etiquette. Forks and other implements appeared on sophisticated tables, helping diners eat cooked food with a less hands-on approach! However, forks were little help extracting the savoury jelly of marrow bones. A 17th century book on etiquette describes how best to achieve this without handling or gnawing on the bones. Diners were allowed to use one hand for meat bones as long as there was no sucking or slurping. Banging, cracking or biting was expressly forbidden! To get the marrow out neatly and with little mess required the use of a specially designed tool. Before the end of the 17th century, marrow spoons had become popular. These new instruments for extracting marrow comprised a rounded spoon at one end and a narrow scoop at the other. Eventually these spoons evolved into elongated scoops and many more were made during the 18th century. This was an era when an impressive variety of new culinary implements was being developed for the more prosperous classes and a silver marrow scoop was no exception.

Additional information

Origin

English

Period

George IV 1820-1830

Sponsor/Maker

Richard Poulden

REF CODE

266K

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