Condition: Excellent original condition, ancient patination
Additional Information: Of pear shape with loop handle and spout originating from the
upper body and terminating with a rudimentary animal head with an open mouth; the
spout connected by a strut. The vessel is raised on three legs retaining full height and
Condition: Chipping to bung rim caused by years of use, else excellent and original
Additional Information: A robust example, rarely encountered molded, tooled cask
featuring impressed and applied ornament including armorial and portrait; centering the
bung are bands of applied repeating decorative devices each displaying wreath and lion
motif against diapered ground [symbols of royalty]. The barrel rests within the original
cradle featuring four carved lion heads; carved pyramidal devices terminate each end of
base rails. See Steinzeug, Kunstgewerbemuseum Der Stadt Koln, Koln 1986; page 413,
plates 756 and 757.
Applied and scratched decoration, octagonal medallion with Imperial eagle and date “1697” carefully brushed in cobalt; pewter mounted. See, Steinzeug, Kunstgewerbe museum, page 342, numbers 538 and 539. (Pewter lid shows minor restoration and imperfections that do not distract, all else fine and original. Height: 12”)
Applied and incised decoration, ribbed strap handle. Roundels show Louis the Great king of France and Navarra (Pamplona Spain) and Marie Therese Queen of France.
See, Steinzeug, Kunstgewerbemuseum, page 354, number 570.
(Minor and small fill to cobalt, else fine and original)
Strap handle and turned base, domed pewter lid, shell-form thumbpiece; the relief frieze
applied around the neck centered by concentric rings; impressed ornamentation on
shoulder. The frieze applied around the body features six pair of dancers and a pair of
musicians; beneath this panel is impressed ornamentation. This example remains in
excellent condition; shallow dent to lid and one very small chip near bottom.
Bulbous globular shape [Kugelbauch… ball belly] with applied molded private seal
displaying horses, scrolls centering leafy devices, an urn issuing foliage and a shield.
Kerbschnitt [notch cut sides] brushed in rich shiny dark blue cobalt. Fine original
condition with only a short tight glaze hairline to underside of base.
(Overall height including lid: 10”, jug alone: 8.8”)
Typically, tall and elegant featuring concentric incised rings and finely combed decoration. (Fine original condition: Height: 11.5": overall height: 12.75")
See pages 162 and 163 of Early Stoneware Steins from the Les Paul Collection, number 64.
See Steinzeug, page 380, number 648
(Mentioned for accuracy are two tiny imperfections to pewter lid that do not distract or compromise; single lobe-tip of thumber shell is missing and there is a half-inch open-seam at lid dome; overall H: 11”)
This piece features an original pewter lid with shell-form thumbpiece mirroring impressed decoration. The neck is ribbed and brushed in cobalt; shoulder with impressed decorative devices is also brushed in deep cobalt; above three impressed rosettes, the center flanked by rampant lions. (Excellent original condition; H: 14.5”)
(Long vernicle hairline; couple of horizontal hairlines; this piece is worthy of restoration; H: 9.5")
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