Cream jug

On display

This jug is a modest example of the genre of mid-eighteenth century cast rococo cream jugs, some of which were of extremely elaborate design and most likely intended for the dessert service rather than the tea service. For reasons unclear, many of these jugs are only marked with a maker's mark or not at all.

Information derived from T. Schroder, British and Continental Gold and Silver in the Ashmolean (2009)


  • Title

    Cream jug

  • Artist/maker

    probably Anonymous British (goldsmith)
  • Associated place

    London (probable) (probable place of creation)
  • Date

    c. 1745
  • Material and technique


  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    12.8 cm (height)
    251 g (weight)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Presented by Timothy Schroder in memory of Michael Clayton, 2005.

  • Museum location

    Second floor | Gallery 55 | Silver
  • Museum department

    Western Art

  • Accession no.


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Further reading

Schroder, Timothy, British and Continental Gold and Silver in the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, 2009), 293

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