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Cream Jugs & Cow Creamers

Btrowse our collection of antique silver Cream Jugs, Cream Pails & Cow Creamers. Milk or cream was not commonly taken in tea and coffee until the early eighteenth century. The earliest form of milk jug was introduced during the Queen Anne period and was shaped like a coffee pot with a hinged lid. By the 1720’s there were smaller cream jugs without lids, usually with a baluster shaped body, sometimes of hexagonal form. By the end of the 18th century it was common practice for the cream jug to match the teapot in an integral set.

Cream Pails c.1760-1820 are small silver containers with top or side handle which are useful for both sugar or cream.

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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Cream Jugs & Cow Creamers

Btrowse our collection of antique silver Cream Jugs, Cream Pails & Cow Creamers. Milk or cream was not commonly taken in tea and coffee until the early eighteenth century. The earliest form of milk jug was introduced during the Queen Anne period and was shaped like a coffee pot with a hinged lid. By the 1720’s there were smaller cream jugs without lids, usually with a baluster shaped body, sometimes of hexagonal form. By the end of the 18th century it was common practice for the cream jug to match the teapot in an integral set.

Cream Pails c.1760-1820 are small silver containers with top or side handle which are useful for both sugar or cream.

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.

  • 1713

    Anthony Nelme

    9747 Queen Anne Silver Hot Milk Jug

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    An extremely rare little antique silver milk jug of octagonal baluster form with a hinged lid and serpentine curved lip. Britannia standard silver. Very heavy gauge silver. Excellent patina. Hand engraved to the front is a lion rampant crest within a contemporary decorative cartouche. This is one of the earliest forms of milk jug and the style is very much like a contemporary coffee pot. Weight 386 grams, 12.4 troy ounces. Scratch weight ‘12.2.0’. Height 15.5cm. Spread 12.5cm. Diameter of base 5.8cm. London 1713. Maker Anthony Nelme.

  • 1726

     

    9411 George I Silver Cream Jug

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    A pretty little early antique silver sparrow beak jug with a compact body and wire rimmed foot. Good plain style and nice weight. Excellent colour. Contains 95 ml. Weight 67 grams, 2.1 troy ounces. Height 7.75cm. Spread 7.5cm across the top. Sterling silver. London 1726. Maker William Atkinson.

  • 1729

    Humphrey Payne

    9450 George II Silver Cream Jug

    £850

    An early antique silver sparrow beak jug with a compact body and wire rimmed foot. Good plain style and colour. Contains 180 ml. Weight 89 grams, 2.9 troy ounces. Height 9.6cm. Spread 8.5cm across the top. Sterling silver. London 1729. Maker Humphrey Payne.

  • 1731

    Louis Laroche

    10112 George II Antique Silver Jug

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    An antique silver cream jug, with a good early date, of baluster form. With a shaped handle, curved rim and 3 hoof feet. Good gauge silver and nice chunky feel. Hand engraved to the front is an armorial crest. Weight 117 grams, 3.76 troy ounces. Height 10cm (top of handle, 8cm (top of pouring lip). London 1731. Maker Louis Laroche. Sterling silver.

  • 1735

     

    9538 George II Silver Jug

    £675

    An antique sterling silver sparrow beak jug with a compact body and wire rimmed foot. Good plain style. Good patina. Weight 81 grams, 2.6 troy ounces. Height 7.5cm. Spread 7.3cm across the top. Sterling silver. London 1735. Maker’s mark not fully stamped.

  • 1740

    Paul de Lamerie

    9690 George II Cream Boat by Paul de Lamerie

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    A superb antique silver cream jug made by the celebrated 18th century Huguenot silversmith Paul de Lamerie. A fine piece of exuberant rococo silver of naturalistic design incorporating boldly cast figural images, foliage, fruit and flowers. Very heavy and sits well in the hand. The shaped oval body stands on 3 shell feet with curious face masks and scrolling leaf terminals. The handle is formed as 2 intertwined snakes and attached to the body by a large flower rosette. Below the pouring lip is another face mask and the crest of an arm and sword. Both sides have a large applied decorative panel on a matted background. Weight 212 grams, 6.8 troy ounces. Height 9.4cm (to top of handle). Spread 12.4cm. Width 7cm. London 1740. Maker Paul de Lamerie.

  • Circa 1750

     

    8264 George II Silver Cream Jug

    £785

    An excellent little early antique silver sparrow beak jug with a tall slim body and pedestal foot. Sterling silver. Good plain style and excellent colour. With a hand engraved crest to the front. Small size silver cream jugs without lids were only introduced in the 1720’s. Weight 72 grams, 2.3 troy ounces. Height 8 cm. Spread 7 cm across the top. Diameter of top 3.5 cm. English silver hallmarks for London, no date letter – circa 1750. Makers mark possibly “P.P”.

  • Circa 1750

    Lawrence Jones

    9522 Antique Silver Piggin

    £550

    A delightful antique sterling silver cream pail or piggin in the traditional form of a milking pail or bucket with coopered decoration. It has a single raised handle with a hanging bracket to the reverse to suspend the little bowl from possibly the sugar bowl. Weight 37 grams, 1.1 troy ounces. Height 4.3 cm (7 cm to top of handle). Diameter 4.3 cm. London circa 1750. Makers mark only for Lawrence Jones.

  • Circa 1760

    Walter Brind

    8117 George III Silver Cream Pail

    £550

    A delightful antique sterling silver cream pail or piggin. Traditional design in the form of a milking pail or bucket with coopered decoration. The swing handle is formed from 2 intertwined strips of silver. Contains 70 ml. Weight 77 grams, 2.4 troy ounces. Height 5 cm (9.5 cm to top of handle). Diameter 6.6 cm. Makers mark only for Walter Brind. London circa 1760.

  • 1764

    John Schuppe

    9934 George III Silver Cow Creamer

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    An antique silver cream jug in the form of a model cow. The cavity below the lid is filled with cream which is poured out through the cow’s mouth using the curled tail as a handle. Simple figuring and naive expressive face. The body is all over chased with a charmingly realistic hairy finish. Weight 132 grams, 4.2 troy ounces. Spread 14.5cm. Height 9.5cm (top of horns), 7.6cm (top of back). London 1764. Maker John Schuppe. Sterling silver.

  • 1787

     

    9308 Georgian Campaign Jug

    £950

    Probably of medical interest. A rare and interesting antique sterling silver jug of simple form with a detachable handle with a turned wooden grip. Hand engraved to the front is a circular cartouche containing the Pollen family crest of a pelican and motto “De Tout Mon Coeur”. Contains 250 ml. Weight 184 grams, 5.9 troy ounces. Height 13 cm. Spread 16.5 cm. London 1787.

  • 1789

     

    9525 George III Silver Cream Jug

    £450

    An antique sterling silver cream jug in the sparrow beak form. This shape of small size milk jug was popular during the earlier part of the 18th century. With a plain baluster shape on a spreading foot. Gilt interior. Weight 60 grams, 1.9 troy ounces. Height 8cm. Spread 7cm. Diameter 3.5cs. London 1789. Maker unidentified.

  • 1834

    William Barber

    9978 Antique Silver Jug

    £695

    A magnificent antique sterling silver cream jug with a bright gilt interior; the handle formed as two intertwined serpents. To the front and back there are classical scenes of the god Neptune with sea horses and mermen. Weight 355 grams, 11.4 troy ounces. Height 9.5cm (to top of handle). Width 11.5cm. Spread 15.8cm. London 1834. Maker William Barber. Sterling silver.

  • 1846

    Edward Barnard & Sons

    9822 Antique Silver Cream Pail

    £650

    A good quality antique silver cream pail with swing handle and gadroon borders. Very pretty and multi purpose. The charmingly pierced decoration shows a cow grazing in the forest with flying birds, a house, beehive, and windmill. With removable blue glass liner. Weight of silver 174 grams, 5.5 troy ounces. Height 8cm, 12cm with handle. Diameter 7.3cm. London 1846. Maker John, Edward, Walter & John Barnard (Barnard & Sons Ltd).

  • Circa 1850

     

    10119 Antique Dutch Silver Miniature Jug

    £175

    A lovely little antique silver toy jug. It looks like an exact copy of a full size original. Height 2.5cm. Made in the Netherlands. Circa 1850.

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