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Antique Silver Cow Creamer

Date: 1898

Maker: John George Smith

Country: Netherlands

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An antique silver cream jug in the form of a model cow. The flap with a bee on the cow's back lifts to fill the jug with cream which is poured out of the cow's mouth. Nicely figured with red glass eyes and naive expressive face.

Weight 94 grams, 3 troy ounces.

Height 7cm. Length 12cm.

Dutch silver with English import marks for London 1898.

Retailer John George Smith.

Literature. The cow creamer is a silver cream jug in the form of a model cow. A flap with a bee on the cow’s back lifts to fill the jug with cream which is poured out of the cow’s mouth. One maker, John Schuppe a Dutch silver maker, specialised in these between 1755-1775 and his creamers are highly prized. 19th century and later examples are usually Dutch or Hanau silver although English cow creamers can be found.

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