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Marrow Scoop (England), 1792

This is a Marrow scoop. It was made by William Fearn. It is dated 1792 and we acquired it in 2005. Its medium is silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

It is credited Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment.

Its dimensions are

L x W x D: 21.6 cm (8 1/2 in.)

It has the following markings

hallmarks GS over WF for George Smith and William Fearn, lion passant for sterling silver, crowned leopard's head ( crown partially effaced)for London, date letter 'r' for 1792, George III head duty mark

It is inscribed

engraved with a crest of a male torso blowing a horn

Cite this object as

Marrow Scoop (England), 1792; Made by William Fearn ; silver; L x W x D: 21.6 cm (8 1/2 in.); Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment; 2005-10-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table, 1500-2005.

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