Rare George II Shell-Back Marrow Spoon, E. Coker, 1750
Marrow scoops are easy to find, though very nice. Marrow spoons are few and far between. This is a shell-back George II marrow spoon by the renowned London silversmith Ebenezer Coker, with the date mark for 1750. It has a nice shell and period block initials on the back. The marks are easily readable which is not the way you always find them on bottom marked pieces. The piece is 8 3/8 inches long and shows a slight bit of tip wear. There are a couple of minor dings in the bowl, but these could be easily fixed. It weighs 1.615 troy ounces or 50.3 grams. We have a couple of other photographs of this item which can be emailed to you on request.