Cow Cream Jug

realistically formed as a cow or steer with untextured hide, looped tail handle and traditional ‘bee decorated’ hinged lid to the top, bearing London import marks for 1959 (A/F)

Notes: The most prolific of makers of English silver cow cream jugs had been John (Johan) Schuppe in the third quarter of the 18th century. He was believed to be a Dutch immigrant. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries interest in such items was revived and examples were imported, often from Holland and Germany. For details about John Schuppe see “London Goldsmiths 1697 – 1837, their marks and lives” by Grimwade.

length 15 cm weight 120 grams
vendor documents note purchased from Shapland, High Holborn 14th July 1978, Estate of the late Dr Dominic Louis Serventy
  • EStimate $300 - $500
  • sold $360 Incl BP
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