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John Schuppe A large George III Cow Creamer

Silver
London, 1773
Maker’s mark of John Schuppe

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

£15,000
 

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

Of generous size, a realistically modelled cow shaped cream jug with a hinged cover chased with flowers and cast fly finial. Cow creamers were especially popular in the Georgian period.

John Schuppe is particularly known for producing highly collectable examples.
 

A large George III Cow Creamer Reference: DT22.7.8