A pottery cow creamer and cover, probably Portabello, early 19th Century.

The animal, with head erect and high curling tail, stands four square on a green sponged slab base, whilst being milked by a seated milkmaid, 14.9cm by 19.7cm.

In the mid 18th Century, with the fast growing fashion for taking tea, coffee and chocolate, there was a need to supply equipment for preparing and serving it.

In England, colourful, naive figures such as this became increasingly popular as the 19th Century progressed and are still made today.


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