A rather rare collection of 112 silver creamers have come onto the market in a bid to find a new owner for this stunning herd of silver cows which have been collected by one careful owner and are now up for sale with an asking price of £85,000.

The collection of cow creamers took the current owner many years to assemble, buying from auction, fairs and dealers across the globe, with many being sourced in the USA. They are weighing a collective 25 kg and are now being offered as a whole through Independent Antiques Valuer & Consultant Mark Littler, who is selling them on behalf of a client.

Mark, an independent antiques valuer based in Cheshire, has valued and sold some strange items in his time. But the current herd of 112 solid silver cow creamers will be hard to beat.

Mark says: “I couldn’t quite believe my ears when I had the initial phone call from the vendor. I have sold silver cow creamers in the past, but most collectors only

manage to find one or two. To have amassed such a broad range of creamers is testimony to the devotion of the owner.”

Considering all of the options for his client, Mark decided that a private sale would be best over auction owing to the considerable auction house commissions and the danger of flooding the market and breaking up the collection.

Mark says: “Selling the collection as a whole offers a unique opportunity to a collector or institution. The scope is really all-encompassing, featuring every known style of creamer, and even features some real rarities including bull creamers and even a creamer in the form of a goat. It has taken decades to acquire and it would be a real shame to see the collection broken down.”

Silver cow creamers, which are novelty jugs for serving cream with tea, first appeared on our shores in the 1750s and were made by silversmith John Schuppe.

Little is known about Schuppe other than that he was a Dutch immigrant and flourished in England c1753-1773. However, his design captured the imagination of

the upper classes, with hundreds of copycat creamers made all over the world in almost every material over the following centuries.

For more details go to www.marklittler.com or email

For further information, images or to arrange an interview with Mark Littler, please contact Silke Lohmann on silke@exclamationpr.co.uk or 07932 618754.