Additional Information: A fine English pottery tankard… rouletted [reeded] green-
glazed border above bands of blue and brown which are repeated at bottom and center
dark brown, cinnamon, and white looping earthworm decoration against taupe brown
band; molded foot… the handle with leafy terminals.
A narrow convex canteen with scratched decoration; yellow, green, and pumpkin pie
color orange glazes. The disk-shaped bottle rests on stubby feet. A similar form is
published on page 244, number 1063 of Early American Country Furnishings by George
Neumann. The author suggest that the piece is European.
(Excellent original condition; height: 7"; width: 5.5"; depth: 3.25")
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”)
Salt glazed stoneware, square body, rounded shoulder, narrow screw threaded neck
retaining original pewter ringed cap. Incised with stylized flowers and other devices
brushed in rich cobalt. Excellent original condition except a large chip to top of screw
thread. (Height: 10”)
A rare example of stoneware depicting Jesus on the cross; few examples are recorded
as these pieces of pottery were produced in ares under Lutheran control where this
iconography was forbidden. For similar forms sans crucifixion see, Steinzeug,
Kunstgewerbemuseum, page 326, numbers 496 and 497.
Bulbous with narrow tooled neck and strap handle; the incised shoulder features impressed
ornamentation; three applied variant oval armorials (wappen) each dated 1656, the front
armorial centering lions. (Dimensions: 11.25” H.)
Oviform with molded and applied mask on flared cylindrical neck, the body with applied roundel ornament is brushed in blue; handle with curled tail. See Steinzeug, page 334.
(Excellent original condition: H: 11.5")
The slightly overhanging rectangular top with scalloped and notched border accommodating two removable inkpots and pen-stand; front and sides pierced with foliate and tulip grid centering standinghuman forms; the projecting base also scalloped and notched. This scarce object remains in fine original condition; both pots are period, one is slightly different and may have been potted by a different hand. (H: 3.25", W: 7.25"; D: 3.5") To view other Westerwald inkstands see the Steinzeug catalogue of the Kunstgewerbemuseum, figures 719-730.
This type of jug was made for the Dutch market, which was important to Westerwald potters. Because of wars, Eastern Europe was economically suffering (Hungary, Austria and Poland), therefore potters produced wares appealing to the tastes of wealthy countries in the West like Holland and England. Two shallow chips to rim, one small shallow flake to underside of foot; chip to lower handle terminus, all else fine.
Dimensions: 8" H.
The lid with incised and wriggled border is inscribed AGEIS, perhaps a nickname for owner who was interested in the Greek God Zeus. The body features applied and scratched ornamentation. There are a couple small edge dings and a small shallow flake to base with all else fine and original. See Steinzeug, page 346, number 548.
Dimensions: 7.75" H.
The incised (Kerpschnitt) decoration against cobalt is centered by vertical full coverage scratched ornament within scalloped borders. This is a very nice example with only one small and shallow chip to underside of base, truly miniscule and unseen.
(Dimensions: 12" H.)
The pewter lid appears to be original. Incised decoration within fruited, floral and foliated panels. Excellent condition.
Literature: Steinzeug, Koln 1986, pages 372 and 373, plates 626, 627, 628 and 629.
Dimensions: 9.5" H.
Gray salt glazed stoneware with deep blue cobalt, outstanding impressed swan, mermaid and leaf ornamentation; pewter lid. See Steinzeug, page 373, numbers 628-629. Excellent original condition. (Dimensions: 8" H.)
Made in Hilgert. Cylinder tankard with stylistic imagery of the city Jerusalem. Some examples feature the city name, however this tankard features fish; a religious motif. The imagery is still used on bumper stickers. The left fries has a little damage in the center, possibly from the making process. In generally excellent condition with a hairline starting at rim and travelling approximately 2", with all else fine.
Literature: Steinzeug, Koln 1986, pages 365-366, plates 600-603.
Dimensions: 9" H.
Baluster jug with strap handle and turned base; pewter lid attachment on handle; slightly domed lid appears to retain original thumb-piece. The piece is potted in dark gray stoneware, the surface with brown wash under salt-glaze. Applied around the neck is a frieze of strap-work ornamentation; the body features a frieze with six oval portrait medallions. The shoulder with incised leafy decoration; base with trapezoidal gadrooning. (Dimensions: 9.5" H.)
A wonderful piece having cast and applied, and impressed floral ornament within rhomboidal grid; the strap handles lacks scrolled terminus often associates with the later Westerwald pieces. This piece is brushed in deep cobalt and features an exceptional domed lid with thumb-piece, a detailed hinge and a cast and pierced tang. We note one very small nick to foot and a tight hairline in glaze on underside of base traveling to just above foot, else fine and original. (H: 9.25")
Wonderful incised ornament within fields of deep blue cobalt; stylized clusters of grape-like devices, flowers, trailing vines and tendrils. Very rare in this size, 12.2"! These size jugs almost never survived the ages; this example remains in outstanding original condition.
Tight full coverage incised and impressed decoration, picked out in deep greasy cobalt. The lid is outstanding in detail and condition; the strap covers the entire length of the handle. Excellent original condition. (H: 8.5")
Spherical jug with cylindrical neck having incised and manganese ornament; the body incised and decorated in blue with central applied "G.R." medallion in relief.
Fine original condition.
Dimensions: 9" H.
Bulbous jug with cylindrical tooled manganese glazed neck; tooled foot and strap handle with tapering terminal; incised and printed decoration in deep cobalt centering applied crowned GR medallion. Fine Condition. Dimensions: 7.5" H.
Baluster jug with strap handle and turned base; pewter lid attachment on handle; domed lid retains original final; erect thumber with small repair. Dark gray stoneware, the surface with brown wash under salt-glaze. Applied around the neck is a frieze of strap-work ornamentation; the body features a frieze with three oval medallions, in the center, the Pelican in her Piety centering armorials. The shoulder and base with trapezoidal gadrooning; shoulder features incised ornament. Dimensions: 9.75" H.
A very early example ornamented with impressed hearts having raised floret medallion centers. Excellent restoration to one side of spout-tip, all else fine including shell-form thumb-piece.
Dimensions: 10.5-inches high.
As depicted, a neatly planed grid highlighted with cobalt. The lid-hinge needs to be repaired where received by the hinge device on handle with all else fine and original. The tankard stands at 8.5-inches; nearly 10.25-inches at finial.
As depicted, impressed and incised ornamentation with blue glazed decoration centered by GR within bulleted boss. There are a few tight hairlines in base, otherwise all else fine and original. (Height: 5 7/8-inches.)
As depicted, with rilled neck and globular body decorated with incised looping and scrolling pattern and an applied medallion bearing the initials "GR", the cipher of either King George I or II. (Height: 10.5-inches.)
The handle depicts a supplicant slave; sides are molded in high relief displaying anti-slavery vignettes. One image is after the most famous scene from Uncle Tom's Cabin; Liza and little Harry escaping slavery by fleeing across the frozen Ohio River. The obverse depicts a slave auction; the content buyers are at peace while the "merchandise" weeps. A molded cartouche on the base reads "Published by E. Ridgway & Abington|Hanley|January 1, 1853," An exceptional example remaining in fine original condition. (H: 6 3/8")
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