Antique Silver Cow Creamer

On Reserve

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Object Description

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.

JOHN GEORGE SMITH
John George Smith, English silver retailer at the end of 19th century. Importer of Dutch and German ornamental silver. His goods are stamped with London import marks.

Object 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.

Object Condition

The cow is in good condition with one small flaw. Stamped underneath the body and on the flap with Dutch silver marks and English silver hallmarks. Missing the tip of the tail.

Object Details

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By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

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+44 (0)207 288 1939
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Dealer Location

Vault 31-32
The London Silver Vaults
53-64 Chancery Lane
London WC2A 1QS

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