Learn about Cream Jugs

The cream jug or milk jug was a component of most 18th and 19th century tea and coffee sets, but the numbers coming onto the market as single units, easily outnumber those being sold as part of a setting. Silver cream jugs first appeared around 1700 as tea was becoming popular, following its introduction to Europe by the East India Company. The major ceramics manufacturers, such as Royal Doulton, Royal Crown Derby, Shelley, Royal Winton and Wedgwood all included a cream jug with their dinner and tea ware settings. Small jugs made by individual craftsman potters have also been labelled cream jugs, probably being the name most suitable for the size and style of the vessel. Cream and milk jugs mostly have a pitcher shape, with a wide pouring spout and a baluster foot or three legs.
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English hallmarked sterling silver George V tea set comprising a teapot, sugar bowl & cream jug, with gadroon edges, converging fluted hand-chasing, & timber handle & finial. Sheffield, 1934, maker Viner's Ltd. Weight including handle &

Victorian sterling silver miniature cream jug, hallmarked, Birmingham, 1887, E.D.W, of spiralled form and gilt interior, total weight 45 gm, height 5.5 cm

George III sterling silver cream jug, hallmarked, London, 1787, Hester Bateman, of helmut form, with reeded handle on square foot, total weight 105gm, height 15 cm

English hallmarked sterling silver Victorian cream jug having a round bellied body with hand-chased floral & garland decoration with, a silver insulated scroll handle, sitting on four cast foliate & scalloped feet, London, 1849, maker Samuel Hayne

English hallmarked sterling silver George III sugar bowl & cream jug having a round bellied body with hand-chased floral decoration, applied top border, gilt wash interior, with two acanthus side handles, the cream jug with an unusual double lip. Both havi

A Georgian sterling silver cream jug, date 1773. Of baluster form with scroll handle and circular foot. Raised floral swag and rosette decoration with punched rim. Hallmarks, London. Marker T.S. Height 11 cm

George III sterling silver cream jug, mark of William Smith, London, 1790, embellished with reeded rim and handle, on shaped base, hallmarked, approx. Weight 124 grams. Provenance: Private Collection, double Bay, NSW

HM Sterling silver cream jug, Birmingham 1997, makers CB &Co, height 9 cm. Wt.122g

Victorian sterling silver creamer jug, hallmarked London 1857 (Edward Joseph, Aldersgate Street, London), 8.5 cm high, 102 grams approx, spout damaged

An 18th century silver helmet shaped cream jug, marked 'Sterling', engraved with floral swags and a crest of a Mameluke on horseback, holding in his dexter hand a scimitar. Faulted at the foot. 240gms.

An early 20th century Georgian Revival silver cream jug, pedestal baluster form with scroll handle with acanthus leaf detail. Birmingham 1916 by Swaine & Adeney Ltd.

Victorian sterling silver creamer jug, hallmarked London 1857 (Edward Joseph, Aldersgate Street, London), 8.5 cm high, 102 grams approx, spout damaged

Edwardian sterling silver sugar bowl and cream jug, mark of W. D., Birmingham, 1905, hallmarked (2), approx. Weight 237 grams, 148 grams

A Victorian sterling silver helmet cream jug by H Hayes, Birmingham 1898, 14 cm high, 85 grams

English hallmarked sterling silver George III cream jug having a bellied body with pressed floral patterns, a central engraved cartouche of a dragon, a scroll handle, a shaped beaded border with spout, standing on a stepped pedestal foot. London, 1770, mak

English hallmarked sterling silver George II cream jug having a round bellied body with pressed gloral detail & a vacant cartouche, a scroll handle, a shaped border with spout, & sitting on three cast scroll & trefoil feet. London, 1744, maker

George II sterling silver cream jug plain baluster shape, scroll handle & legs, London 1754

Edward VII sterling silver cream jug plain baluster shape on 3 shell top scroll legs, Birmingham, 1906

A George III silver flat bottom cream jug, of plain form with reeded rim and square scroll handle. London 1805.

A George III silver cream jug, helmet shape raised from a square foot, decorated with reeded rim and engraved swag border, wreathed monogram and wiggle-work bands. London 1795 by Duncan Urquhart & Naphtali Hart. 125gms.

A George III silver flat bottom cream jug, with reeded rim and square scroll handle, engraved to either side with monograms within foliate shield cartouches. London 1797. 150gms.

A George III silver flat bottom cream jug, with reeded rim, square scroll handle and finely engraved encircling border, crested with a double-headed eagle displayed above a ducal coronet. London 1803.

A George III silver helmet cream jug, with reeded rim and scroll handle, the body with an encircling engraved border, raised on spreading stem from a square plinth base. London 1800. Height 14 cm

A Dutch silver baluster tripod cream jug, with ornate embossed decoration including village scenes. London import marks 1892. Height 9 cm

A George III silver cream jug, goblet form on round spreading foot, large loop handle and sparrow beak spout, later embossed decoration, some dents to base, London 1792 by Robert Hennell I. 120gms.

A Victorian sterling silver creamer and a Christening mug, 1861 London with maker's mark for Chawner & Co and early 20th century Sheffield, with maker's mark for James Deakin & Sons, a baluster shaped pedestal creamer of plain form and a p

A late George II sterling silver creamer, 1756 London, with apparently no maker's mark, the pear shaped jug embossed and chased with rococo decoration with three curvaceous legs with hoof feet and acanthus mounts, with an ear form handle; hallmarked un

A George I Britannia standard silver cream jug by George Greenhill Jones, London, 1722 engraved with a contemporary crest, 7 cm high, 85 grams

A George II sterling silver baluster cream jug by Robert Innes, London, 1743, engraved with a contemporary crest, 8 cm high, 130 grams

Two sterling silver creamers, 20th century, London and other, with maker's marks for William Thorneywork and Israel Freeman. a small gadrooned boat shaped creamer with a bracket handle, and a later bulbous creamer with a threaded handle and similar rim

English hallmarked sterling silver George V four piece teaset comprising a teapot, coffee pot, sugar bowl & cream jug. of octagonal tapered shape, all standing on pedestal feet. Sheffield, 1935, maker Cooper Brothers & Sons Ltd. Condition good, tea

English hallmarked sterling silver George V four piece teaset comprising a coffee pot, teapot, sugar bowl & cream jug. of stepped tapered shape with two gardrooned borders, all standing on four ball feet. Sheffield, 1930, maker Atkin Brothers. Conditio

Austro-Hungarian silver 950 standard four piece teaset comprising a teapot with a side hinge lid, hot water jug, lidded sugar bowl & a cream jug. All with round scalloped bodies, pear form finials & standing on four cast scrolled feet. Monogrammed 'Skz'. B

A sterling silver sugar & creamer, Birmingham 1913, 164 grams

A Victorian sterling silver creamer, London 1839, Joseph & Albert Savory, 139 grams

A pair of Edwardian silver sugar bowl and cream jug, both of George III pedestal style, the basin with swing handle, reeded detail to borders, oval spreading foot, the jug of tall helmet style with loop handle and square foot. Chester 1907 by George Edward

Two Edwardian sterling silver pedestal creamers, 1906 Chester, with maker's marks for Nathan & Hayes, and 1908 Birmingham, with maker's marks for William Adams Ltd, a Neoclassically inspired creamer of elegant tapering form with a vertical rib

A Georgian sterling silver creamer, 1791 London, with maker's mark for Peter & Ann Bateman, the helmet shaped pedestal jug with a high set threaded handle, beaded rims, bright cut and prickworked decoration throughout, and raised on a squared base;

A Georgian Scottish sterling silver creamer, early 19th century Edinburgh, rubbed date and maker's mark for George Fenwick, the neoclassical styled creamer of tiered oval form raised on four ball feet, having a threaded rim, a thread edged bracket hand

A George III sterling silver creamer, 1836 London, with maker's marks for Charles Thomas fox, the creamer of compressed and lobed form tapering to a conforming base, a threaded serpentine rim with an embossed and chased fruit and floral border to the c

A Victorian sterling silver sugar bowl & creamer, 1893 London, with maker's marks for Walter & John Barnard, with neoclassical styling, the bowl and creamer of boat shape form with bracket handles, gentle waists, the lower bodies with undulatin

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