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George III Silver Cow Creamer

Date: 1765

Maker: John Schuppe

Country: England

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An antique silver cream jug in the form of a model cow with a handle in the form of a looped tail. The saddle shaped lid on the cow's back has a finial in the form of a fly; it lifts to fill the jug with cream which is poured out of the cow's mouth. Simple figuring and naive expressive face. The body has charmingly realistic hair chased on top.

Weight 137 grams, 4.4 troy ounces.

Length 15cm. Height 9.5cm.

London 1765.

Maker John Schuppe.

Sterling silver. 

Literature.  Cow creamers. 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. All these creamers follow the same basic form, with a looped tail and a saddle-shaped lid with a finial in the form of a fly. Both silver and silver-gilt versions are known, and variations occur on the type and amount of hair on the body and head.

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