Overall: 8 3/4 x 3/4 x 1/2 in. ( 22.2 x 1.9 x 1.3 cm ) Silver Weight: 1 oz (troy) 4 dwt (38 g)
Coin silver marrow scoop with a thin stem with each end channeled in the form of a long narrow scoops in two widths with arched drops; maker's mark stamped on the underside of the stem.
stamped: on the underside of the stem: "GILBERT" in a rectangle
Marrow scoops were used in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to remove the marrow from the center of veal and beef bones.
Purchased from Whimsy Antiques, Arlington, Vermont, 1965.
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