A pottery cow creamer and cover, circa 1800.

The body of the cow, decorated with brown and flesh toned markings, stands four square, whilst being milked by a seated maiden; the group supported on a green and blue sponged hollow mound base, 14.9cm by 16cm.

One of the more fanciful inventions of potters (and silversmiths) at the time, was the cow-shaped cream jug, a novelty which proved so popular that production has continued to the present day.

The hollow cows could be filled through an opening in the back, with the mouth serving as a spout and the tail as a handle.


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