Britannia Standard Marrow Scoop, 1715 by Thomas Sadler

Britannia Standard silver marrow scoop by Thomas Sadler 1715
Britannia Standard silver marrow scoop by Thomas Sadler 1715 DSCN9296 DSCN9297 DSCN9298 DSCN9299 DSCN9300


Marrow Scoop - Double-ended - London 1715 by Thomas Sadler - 21.5cm long; 54g - LM/5466

This is a great example of an early 18th century silver double-ended antique marrow scoop with Britannia standard hallmarks.

The scoop was made during the first year of King George I's reign and has a nice, solid feel in the hand. The higher purity Britannia standard silver was compulsory at the time and this scoop includes the Sa new standard maker's mark for Thomas Sadler. Sadler was a specialist silver spoonmaker who had previously been apprenticed to Lawrence Coles. The date letter for 1715 and lion's head erased mark are clearly visible and the Britannia figure is part struck and half visible.

A nice and unusual additonal touch to this scoop is the engraved scratch weight on the shank adjacent to the larger bowl "1-15" for one troy ounce and fifteen pennyweights (20 dwts = 1oz), giving the same weight of 54 grams as weighed on digital scales! The larger scoop bears an engraved crest of an ostrich to the reverse side.

A fine example of an early marrow scoop in excellent condition.