The eating of Bone Marrow straight from the bone at table dates back beyond Tudor times. This delicacy was considered tasty and very good for health and energy. Marrow was also cooked marroe bone jelly and was considered a great source of nutrition for recovering invalids.
The Georgian period as ever ingenious, produced specially shaped marrow scoops to be used at table. These are usually in silver, some as well decorated as any item of cutlery from the time.
Marrow Spoons (or Scoops) can be overlooked nowadays as a not often used tool as much as other pieces of tableware. However once recognised they can form an interesting collection.