Learn about Cow Creamers

The popularity of cow creamers in the late 18th century and early 19th century is attributed to the Dutch or German silversmith John Schuppe, who worked in London, and may or may not have invented them. All the early cow creamers are silver, and the more familiar and affordable ceramic cow creamer, of which the unmarked Staffordshire models are best known, were not produced until the mid 19th century. Production ceased after the late 19th century, except for some collector editions. The creamers were designed to hold milk or cream, with mouth acting as the pourer, a hinged or removeable lid in the centre of the back to add or remove the liquid, and a curled tail which acted as the handle. Sometimes the lid has a finial in the form of a fly or bee.
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Staffordshire 19th century cow creamer, with cover, 13 cm high approx.

A new Chelsea Staffordshire set of six coffee cups and saucers, sugar and creamer

Part Crown Staffordshire teaset with floral decoration comprising of 5 cups, 6 saucers, 5 plates, cake plate, sugar and creamer

Crown Staffordshire coffee set in cobalt blue and gilt decoration, comprising of 6 coffee cups and saucers, together with a coffee pot,sugar and creamer

A Staffordshire pink lustre moulded porcelain creamer painted in a rustic style with a church amongst trees and a blue dot and crossed pink lustre border to the top. Unmarked, circa 1830. Height to the top of lip 11 cm

Antique Staffordshire reclining cow figure, approx 8 cm high, 10.5 cm long

An old Staffordshire cow creamer, floral decoration to body, with oval floral decorated stand, with damage. 17 x 12 cm

A vintage Staffordshire figurine, a large cow stands in front of a tea trunk, a chain around her neck and body, the base of the tree trunk with a thistle, written in gilt on the base 'Milk Sold Here', minor damage. 36 x 40 cm

A late 19th century Staffordshire figure modelled of a creamer

An English Staffordshire creamer modelled of a milkmaid milking a cow

Victorian Staffordshire Cow creamer. Black spotted, with gilt horns. Length 16.5 cm

Staffordshire Cow creamer. Brown spot decoration, with gilt horns on floral base. Some crazing. Length 17 cm

Late Victorian Staffordshire Cow creamer. Blue and white Willow style decoration, with cover. Length 16.5 cm

Staffordshire Cow creamer. Black matt glaze, with gilt horns on floral base. Length 16 cm

Late Victorian Staffordshire Cow creamer. Brown and black stippled, on floral base and with cover. Length 17 cm

Three Staffordshire figures, milkmaid milking a cow. Height 12 cm and Staffordshire figure of dog and goat each on oval base. Height 10 cm .

A Staffordshire figure of a milkmaid and cow together with a milkboy and cow

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