M. FORD CREECH ANTIQUES & FINE ARTS
WESTERWALD SALT-GLAZED STONEWARE JUG
The spherical body moulded with incised scrolling flower stems and moulded flower heads,
highlighted in blue and reserved on a manganese ground, the side with a strap handle
"Westerwald Stoneware" usually refers to salt-glazed pottery emanating from an area
east of the Rhine River in the south-west region of the Westerwald, Germany.
Stoneware jugs, tankards and the like have been produced in that region since the 14th century.
However, the "Golden Age" of stoneware was the 17th century.
In the mid-17th century, both cobalt blue and manganese reddish decorations were added
to the blue-grey salt-glazed stoneware, often moulded and stamped with dies.
These popular stonewares were traded up the Rhine River into the Low Countries, and also into England.
During the late 17th century and throughout the 18th century,
crowned initials of English monarchs were made for export to British markets.
Condition : Overall excellent, with a thin firing crack to the base
5" High x 4.5" Wide Over Handle
Showing the very fine firing crack at the base. This is barely visible for only about .5" (at one end) on the interior.
Also See :
The Westerwald Stoneware Jug shown with a
17th Century Silver-Mounted Leather Black-Jack, inscribed "1605" with owner's initials
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