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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.

  • 1707

    Benjamin Pyne

    10294 Queen Anne Antique Silver Milk Jug

    £4,750

    A rare little antique covered milk jug having a hinged lid and spout with hinged cover. Britannia standard silver*. This is one of the earliest forms of milk jug and the style is very much like a contemporary coffee pot. Simple plain design and very pretty wooden handle. Hand engraved below the spout with a lion crest and duke’s coronet, and between the handle sockets with an earl’s coronet above a cypher. Contains 400 ml.
    Weight 448 grams, 14.4 troy oz. Height 17.2cm. Spread 14cm. London 1707. Benjamin Pyne

  • 1729

    Thomas Rush

    10320 George II Antique Silver Jug

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    A charming little early antique silver sparrow beak jug with a compact body and wire rimmed foot. Good plain style and lovely patina. To the front is a hand engraved crest of a stag. Weight 88 grams, 2.9 troy oz. Height 8.5cm to top of handle. Spread 7.9cm across the top. London 1729. Maker Thomas Rush. Sterling silver.

  • 1734

    Richard Gurney And Thomas Cooke

    10341 George II Antique Silver Jug

    £785

    A pretty little silver sparrow beak jug with a compact body and spreading foot. Good plain style. Good patina. Weight 58 grams, under 2 troy oz. Height 7.7cm. Spread 6.8cm across the top. London 1734. Maker Thomas Cooke & Richard Gurney. Sterling silver.

  • 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.

  • 1767

    John Schuppe

    10245 George III Silver Cow Creamer

    £7,500

    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 143 grams, 4.5 troy ounces. Spread 14.7cm. Height 9.2cm (top of horns). London 1767. Maker John Schuppe. Sterling silver. 18th century.

  • 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.

  • 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).

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