Okay, back to â€œsingle use implementsâ€ in sterling silver from my sisterâ€™s collection. Here we have a wonderful ear wax remover for your friendly neighborhood giantâ€¦ heeheehee, I am joking! Actually, it is a bone marrow â€œspoonâ€ which has two ends â€“ a wider scoop to get that gelatinous piece of bone marrow in your osso buco or other such dish. Then the other end of the implement has a narrower scoop to really reach deep into the bone and get at all of the remaining good stuffâ€¦ Isnâ€™t it just amazing? For an item designed and manufactured in the 1800â€™s, it has a decidedly modern aesthetic. The lines are clean, solid, and almost sparse. If I were asked to guess, I would have incorrectly said it was a more Scandinavian design along the lines of the very modern Jorg Jensen designs of the 1960â€™s and 70â€™s. There is no borloloy or unnecessary design. Yet the weight of this implement is impressively heavyâ€¦there is no messing around with that marrow extraction! There was a time in the late 1800â€™s and 1900â€™s where the dinner table must have been the battleground for â€œone-upping the Jonesâ€™s.â€ People were throwing money at china, silverware, crystal, linens, etc. in an effort to make their dining tables more spectacular than the next. People came up with all sorts of single use implements in silver so that during a dinner service they could seriously impress their guests, who would then run out and order for themselves two or three dozen marrow spoons. But that competitive table dressing died down when silver prices soared, staff were failing metal detector tests on their days off, no one wanted to clean silver anymore and McDonalds was establishedâ€¦ Many of these items are now highly sought after because of their uniqueness, beauty and rarity. Bulalo spoons. Very cool.