The London assay mark is distorted but easily identifiable. There is part of a makers' mark, which I think is most probably that of Francis Spilsbury, a flatware maker of this period. There is just a very small remnant of a date letter, which I cannot identify.The Marrow Scoop is in very good overall condition with no dings or dents and only minimal wear and tear. It has clearly been well looked after for well over 200 years! Please make sure to view all the photos as these form part of the description. The scoop is 21.7cm long and weighs a substantial 42.4g.
The hallmarks are the lion passant for Sterling Silver, the crowned leopard's head assay mark for London, the S of a makers' mark, which I believe is part of the FS for Francis Spilsbury, and a fragment of a date letter. There is no duty mark, which in combination with the crowned leopard's head places the scoop no later than 1783. The item "GEORGIAN STERLING SILVER MARROW SCOOP, LONDON, c. 1750-1780" is in sale since Tuesday, December 17, 2019.
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