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John Schuppe A large George III Cow Creamer

London, 1773
Maker’s mark of John Schuppe

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


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.


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