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CRUMB SCOOP
CRUMB TRAY

The crumb scoop is a dinner table accessory used to remove crumbs from the table during the meal before serving the dessert.
It has a flat horizontal blade and a curved rim on the rear side to retain the crumbs.
The long horizontal handle is made of silver or in other suitable material as bone, ivory, mother-of-pearl, wood or ivorine.
The scoop tray is a small tray having one flat undecorated edge into which the crumbs are swept by means of an accompanying brush or a crumbs scoop.
The blades were often engraved with floral motifs but sterling silver items are rare and most of them are made in silverplate.
These devices are a Victorian invention. The first ones were made in the 1850s but the majority date to late 19th/early 20th century.
The use of silver and silverplate crumb scoops and trays went out of fashion after the First World War.


Sterling silver crumb scoop: London 1910 William Hutton & Sons

silverčplate crumb tray & scoop: Derby & Co Mfg Co silverčplate crumb tray & scoop: Derby & Co Mfg Co




silverplate crumb scoop: Barker Brothers silverplate crumb scoop: Stevenson & Law



silverplate crumb tray & scoop: Van Bergh Silverplate Co silverplate crumb tray & scoop
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