Victoria is a stunning vintage silver plate marrow scoop
This type of utensil would have been presented at the table for fine dining,
Victoria is a collectable item as she is a rare find especially this decorative. She is fully functional today more as a cheese scoop, which many people mistake this item for.
Her makers is Martin Hall & Co Sheffield
English registry mark is 18th February 1868
So what is a marrow scoop? The long narrow gulley of the spoon, allowed one to remove marrow from the bone. These spoons were widely used during the reign of Queen Anne, when marrow was considered quite a delicacy and meat was a luxury only the rich could afford on a regular basis. The marrow spoon was made of silver because that would fit in best with the rest of the fancy silver dishes and utensils on a dining room table and, was stronger for digging inside the bone.
By the end of the 18th century, marrow spoons had become quite rare.
Victoria is sold separately