Milk jug, in form of cow

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probably made in Staffordshire

Postcard of Milk jug, in form of cow.
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Milk jug, in form of cow

This is an earthenware 'cou creamer' - a milk jug in the form of a cow. It dates from the mid 19th century and was probably made in Staffordshire.

The hole in the centre of the cow's back is plugged with a small earthenware stopper.

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Online ID: 000-100-103-874-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEK 406
Date: Mid 19th century
Material: Cream earthenware
Dimensions: 110 mm H (head of cow) x 165 mm L; 100 mm x 65 mm x 30 mm (base)
What: Jug
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain (NMAS Classification)
Where: England, Staffordshire
Description: Cream earthenware jug in the form of a cow being milked by a milkmaid on a stool, with a hole in the the cow's back with an earthenware stopper, probably made in Staffordshire, mid 19th century
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