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John Schuppe An Exceptional Cow Creamer

Silver
George III
London, 1773
Maker’s mark of John Schuppe

Length: 20.3 cm, 8 in.
Weight: 280 g, 9 oz.


 

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Silversmith Biography

Believed to be an immigrant Dutchman. In 1753 his mark was entered as largeworker to Little Deans Court, St. Martin's Le Grand. By 1755 he had moved to 6 New Rents. His marks appear almost entirely on cream jugs modelled in the Dutch taste as cows, but is occasionally met with other small fancies such as figure taper-sticks.

Description

This is the largest example we know that Schuppe produced, It is a realistically modelled  as a cow with a hinged cover chased with flowers and cast fly finial. Cow creamers were especially popular in the Georgian period and John Schuppe is the most famous of the makers.
 

An Exceptional Cow Creamer Reference: DT22.7.8