29 November 2007,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 6,250
Estimate GBP 4,500 - GBP 5,500
A GEORGE III SILVER COW-CREAMER
MARK OF JOHN SCHUPPE, LONDON, 1775
Realistically modelled, the body chased with hair, the back with hinged cover with fly finial, marked underneath, the cover apparently unmarked
5¾ in. (14.5 cm.) long
4 oz. (133 gr.)
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John Schuppe, who entered his mark in 1753, is best known for his distinctive cow creamers, like the present example, although a handful of other items by him are known, including tapersticks and a pair of shell-form bowls.
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