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Cape Silver Marrow Scoop - William Moore
Reference: S1666
Period: Victorian
Year: 1840-1863
Silversmith: William Moore
Place: Cape
Price: $ 580.00
Weight: 37 grams
Dimensions: 21.0 cm
Condition: Excellent

Description: A rare Cape silver marrow scoop, in the Fiddle pattern, by Willam Moore, who worked in the Cape between 1840 and 1863. The scoop is the traditional design, with 2 differently sized scoops at either end, used for eating bone marrow, a "popular delicacy at the Cape" (Welz, Cape Silver and Silversmiths, pg 76, where a similar fiddle pattern scoop by Moore is depicted, but in much worse condition than this one.) The scoop is in excellent condition, no dents, scratches or repairs, it does not appear to have seen much use. The Cape hallmarks are very clear, and include makers mark WM and the Cape Stub mark (see article in our articles section) of 4 pseudo English hallmarks struck in a stub (Welz mark 101). A very similar Cape silver marrow scoop by Willam Moore, but with makers mark struck the other way, can be seen on the Steppes Hill website (http://www.steppeshillfarmantiques.com/silver-and-porcelain/d/rare-19th-century-cape-silver-marrow-scoop/98455/216995).
Cape Silver Marrow Scoop - William Moore
Cape silver marrow scoop - William Moore

Cape Silver Marrow Scoop - William Moore
Cape silver marrow scoop - fiddle pattern

Cape Silver Marrow Scoop - William Moore
Cape silver marrow scoop - bowl, side view

Cape Silver Marrow Scoop - William Moore
Cape silver hallmarks - William Moore, Cape Stub

Cape Silver Marrow Scoop - William Moore
Cape silver scoop - scale

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