Altenburg Tankard, Perlkrug, Salt Glazed Stoneware Cylindrical Stein, Pearl Decoration
Altenburg, Thuringian, Germany, Circa 1708 - SOLD
The surface is orange brown, white pearl decoration, and other applied molded ornament; cobalt blue enamel painting, salt-glazed and pewter mounted. The interior of pewter lid displays maker’s marks dated 1708. See pages 44 to 59 of Early Stoneware Steins from the Les Paul Collection pp. 44 to 59. Height: 8.75"
Salt Glazed Stoneware GR Jug, Large Westerwald Krug, Germany, Circa 1730-1745
A Tall and Very Bulbus Example, Cobalt and Manganese, Applied Roundel, GR, 12.5” - SOLD
A large spherical jug with incised cylindrical neck having manganese glaze; the body incised and decorated in cobalt with central applied “G.R.” medallion in relief. See Steinzeug, Kunstgewerbemuseum Der Stadt Koln, Koln 1986; page 345, plate 545.
(The jug remains in fine original condition; pewter lid with touch-marks is an early working period replacement.)
Salt Glaze Jug, Floral Krugelbauch Krug, Pewter Mounted
Westerwald or Raeren, Germany, Beginning of 18th Century
Fine condition, cobalt blue and manganese - SOLD
(Height: 8 3/8” to rim, add 2 1/8” for lid.)
See Steinzeug, Kunstgewerbemuseum Der Stadt Koln, Koln 1986; page 347, plate 550.
German Faience Pewter Mounted Tankard, Crest Krug, Heraldic Device Bayreuther Walzenkrug - Wappenkrug
Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany, Circa 1750 - SOLD
Original condition including pewter lid and flaring pewter foot, height: 9.5”
Westerwald Blue and Gray Salt Glaze Narrow Neck Jug, Enghalskanne
Westerwald, Germany, around 1650-1700 - SOLD
The Enghals jug is ornamented with small molded and applied rosettes against the
cobalt ground. The slender neck/spout features a lion’s mask; base of neck is tooled
with concentric rings as is the base above spreading circular foot; ribbed strap handle.
The pewter lid is original. Minor wear to tip of pinched spout; shallow chip to rim, else
fine and original. See Steinzeug, Kunstgewerbemuseum Der Stadt Koln, Koln 1986;
page 334 for similar forms. Height: 11.25" to thumbpiece; 10.25” to rim.
Raeren or Westerwald Salt Glazed Pewter Mounted Pitcher, Pot Belly Kugelbauchkanne
Germany, Circa 1700
A clear reference to the siege of Vienna in 1683… - SOLD
Vertical panels showing mercenary soldiers with straight spears; Calvary soldier on horseback raising scimitar, the old city of Vienna and fighting Turkish soldiers with raised sabers. See Early Stoneware Steins from the Les Paul Collection by Beatrix Adler and Les Paul; similar type pictured and discussed on pages 368 and 369.
(Crisp molding, rich cobalt, fine original condition; height: 6.75”)
1012-134 - SOLD
Westerwald Salt Glazed Pewter Mounted Pitcher, Kugelbauchkanne
Germany, Circa 1700 - SOLD
Ball shape stein covered with narrow vertical panels featuring city views and peacocks brushed in deep cobalt. Crisp molding with scattered minor wear to high spots; pewter lid is a later addition. On the right is a small overfired area, nonetheless…a beautiful piece. See Early Stoneware Steins from the Les Paul Collection by Beatrix Adler and Les Paul; similar vertical panels pictured and discussed on pages 368 and 369.
1012-127 - SOLD
Westerwald, Small Salt Glazed Pot Belly Pitcher, Kugelbauchkrug, Pewter Mounted
Germany, Circa 1700 - SOLD
Fine quality, floral and heart decoration brushed in deep cobalt and manganese; pewter lid with shell thumbpiece dated and initialed…” ICG” - “1750”.
(Sharp imprint, fine original condition; height: about 6’’, with thumber 7.25”)
1012-129 - SOLD
Raeren Peasant Dance Salt Glazed Jug,
A.K.A. Krug Mit Bauerntanz, Dated 1597
Made in Raeren, Southern Netherlands (modern Belgium)
The dancing couples on this jug are after seven pairs depicted in Hans Sebald Beham’s Peasants’ Feast print. - SOLD
This brown salt glaze color was experimental…produced by Raeren potters attempting to produce wares that were sharp and crisp by adjusting kiln temperature and oxygen levels; Bellarmines were similarly produced this way for a period. (Sieberg potters were producing similar surfaces by 1550) This krug would have been called “fehlbrand” …failed brand. The attempt to maintain consistent temperature and oxygen not consistent, therefore producing differing results. Likely, they were sold at a discounted price, anyway, these jugs, this being a very nice example in dark color are desirable and scarcely encountered. See Steinzeug, Kunstgewerbe Museum der Stadt Koln, Koln, 1986; page 270, number 360 for similar decoration.
(Very good original condition; height: 8”)
1012-125 - SOLD
Raeren, Brown Salt Glaze Jug,
Kurfursten Krug, Pewter Mounted Rulers Jug
Germany, Dated 1602, Extremely Fine - SOLD
Architectural arcade, half-length figures of the Kurfursten with their coats of arms The Kurfursten krug was popular in heraldic Germany, generally made by Raeren potters in brown salt glazed form. This example, in excellent original condition, appears to retain its original lid; applied, incised, and impressed ornamentation featuring portraits of seven Kurfürsten electors of the King of the Holy Roman Empire (Germany) within architectural arcade. See Steinzeug, Kunstgewerbe Museum Der Stadt Koln, Koln, 1986; page 273, number 363. (Fine original condition; height: 10”)
1012-123 - SOLD
A RARE LARGE Brown Salt Glazed Bellarmine Jug, Dated 1699
Attributed to master potter Jean Rifflet, AKA Dame Jeanne (Jans’ lady) - SOLD
See Gres armories de Bouffioulx by Michel Mariën, [scans available]
(Old chip to foot, expected dings, pings and scatted glaze losses as found on these massive utilatarian jugs; 18”)
1012-114 - SOLD
Brown Salt Glazed Stoneware Krug, Mug, Ribbed Neck, Applied Medallion - SOLD
(Couple small shallow chips to rim, otherwise very good; H: 6.25")
424-292 - SOLD
Bartmannkrug, Huge Stoneware Jug, Tiger Ware, Bellarmine Grey Beard Mask
Frechen, Germany, 17th Century; Two Applied Molded Lion Masks
Gray stoneware, the surface with brown wash under coarse speckled salt-glaze - SOLD
Bulbous form with pronounced neck cordons; robust strap-handle features four-finger-tip-impressed tapering strap terminus; neck decorated with a scarcely encountered “square” beard facemask above large medallion bearing the seal of Amsterdam.
(Hairlines, couple pings, pouring wear to rim, good looking piece; H: 17”)
1012-101 - SOLD
Bellarmine Stoneware Jug, Gray Beard, Bartmann, 8.5” Ovoid Form, Tigerware
Frechen, Germany, 17th Century - SOLD
A small exaggerated ovoid form featuring a narrow foot and tooled neck above beaded mask featuring two-line hourglass mouth above stylized trident medallion seal in brown glaze (Minor glaze wear to rim, expected tiny shallow dings to edge of foot, stone ping under handle; attractive, minor imperfections expected, and consistent with age.)
843-256 - SOLD
Jug, Stoneware, Krug, Gray Body
Steinzeug, Germany, Circa 1450
Fine original condition, light gray stoneware, thumbed feet, and body cordons - SOLD
See Steinzeug, page 171, numbers 115 and 116
(Fine original condition; H: 9.5")
1012-58 - SOLD
Bellarmine, Grotesque Graybeard Mask, Small, Frechen
Germany, Circa 1640 to 1650
Intact, found underwater, nicely potted, likely made for export - SOLD
(Other than rough surface, very good; H: 7.75")
1012-55 - SOLD
Jug, Stoneware, Barrel Neck Jar, Zylinderhalskrug, Fine Original Condition
Steinzeug, Germany, Circa 1350
Light gray with matt brown finish, thumbed feet, body cordons - SOLD
See Steinzeug, page 168, plate 106
(Fine original condition; H: 9.5")
1012-57 - SOLD
Raeren, Brown Salt Glaze Jug, Kurfursten Krug, Pewter Mounted, Rulers
Germany, Dated 1603, Extremely Fine
Architectural arcade, half-length figures of the Kurfursten with their coats of arms - SOLD
The Kurfursten krug was popular in heraldic Germany, generally made by Raeren potters in brown salt glazed form. This example, in excellent original condition, appears to retain its original lid; applied, incised, and impressed ornamentations featuring portraits of seven Kurf�rsten electors of the King of the Holy Roman Empire (Germany) within architectural arcade. (Fine original condition; H: 8")
See Steinzeug, page 273, number 363
1012-54 - SOLD
Tankard, Raeren, Schnelle, Tall, German Saltglaze Stoneware, Dated 1583
Applied Molded Decoration, Medallion, Arms of the Holy Roman Empire, 1583 - SOLD
An identical tankard from the workshop of Jan Emens Mennicken (1540-1593), (also Raeren, Germany, dated 1583) is within the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum. (Ceramics Study Galleries, Asia & Europe, room 137, case F2, shelf 2)
Excellent original condition; .25" chip to rim at handle; hidden by lid, else fine.
The height is 11.25"
570-462 - SOLD
Bellarmine Jug, Greybeard Mask above Seal, Arms of Amsterdam, Tiger Ware
Germany, 17th Century - SOLD
(Repairs to spout and cracks within body; two areas on body restored and painted. H: 8.5")
1071-2 - SOLD
Stoneware Jug, Bellarmine, Gray Beard, Frechen, Coat of Arms
Frechen, Germany, 17th Century
A finely potted example displaying crisp and perfect details, near mint - SOLD
1012-44 - SOLD
Siegburg Stoneware Jug, Turned Bands, Thumbed Base, Strap Handle
Germany, Circa 1500 - SOLD
Tall utilitarian ware, a survivor, remarkable condition
1012-41 - SOLD
Saltglaze Stoneware Jug, Pewter Mounted Wappenkrug, Three Medallions
Featuring spotted (tiger) glaze, smooth lip and ribbed neck, coats of arms - SOLD
See Steinzeug, page 276, plate 367 (H: 8.25", most minor imperfection)
570-401 - SOLD
Bartmannkrug, Stoneware Jug, Tiger Ware, Bellarmine Grey Beard Mask, Largemoldsm
Frechen, Germany, 17th Century
Gray stoneware, the surface with brown wash under coarse speckled salt glaze - SOLD
Bulbous form with pronounced neck cordons and strap-handle having applied pinky Impressed five-section strap terminus; neck decorated with a molded grotesque bearded facemask above repeating molded rosettes and a large medallion bearing unidentified arms; excellent original condition; appears to have been pewter mounted. (H: 16")
1057-1 - SOLD
Brown Salt Glaze Bellarmine Jug, Bartmann Face Mask, Ceramic Roundel Die
Frechen, Germany, Circa 1600
Portrait roundel molds rarely present themselves for sale, this relates to this jug - SOLD
Gray stoneware having brown wash under coarse speckled salt-glaze; bulbous form with banded neck cordon and strap-handle; decorated with a molded bearded facemask above three repeating molded portrait medallions. This jug is in very good condition other than a bit of restoration to small area of lip cordon. (H: 7")
See German Stoneware 1200 to 1900 by David Gamester, pp., 37 to 40 for mold technology.
1012-35 - SOLD
Saltglaze Stoneware Face Jug, Three Handles, Three Masques, Excellent
Gesichtskrug - SOLD
Dimensions: 5.25" H.
946-3 - SOLD
Salt Glazed Stoneware Jug, Gray Beard, Bartmann, Bellarmine Original Condition
Applied mask and medallions with initials HC and VA - SOLD
Dimensions: 7" H.
570-337 - SOLD
German Stoneware Jug
Gray white stoneware - SOLD
With strap handle, in prominent rilling on ovoid body. Found in the grounds of a castle in eastern Holland near the German border and Ruurlo.
Dimensions: 10.25" H.
843-66 - SOLD
Stoneware Jug, Saltglaze, Three Face with Handle
Dreihenkelgesichtskrug, Raeren, Circa 1500
Gesichtskrug - SOLD
Tip of nose restored otherwise excellent and original condition
(Dimensions: 8" H.)
946-5 - SOLD
Crolius Stoneware Jug, Ovoid, Incised Cobalt Bird on Leafy Branch
Attributed to the Crolius Family of Potters
New York City
Circa 1775 to 1810
Early Manhattan stoneware of this decorative quality is considered very rare and desirable; this finely decorated and large design is perhaps by John Crolius - SOLD
An ovoid jug of successful form with rounded spout, reeded neck, and ribbed handles touched with cobalt blue at the terminals.
This jug is decorated with a large, finely-incised design featuring a bird perched on leafy branch, featuring a highly-detailed wing and eye; bright cobalt blue fills the entire decorated area excepting the birds' eye and beak. (H: 14".)
909-17 - SOLD
Stoneware Jug, Cobalt Raised Wing Bird, Advertising
Hayes & Company
Manchester, New Hampshire
Hayes and Company
Circa 1870 - SOLD
A scarce jug adverting whiskey and wine; straight sided with semi-squared spout decorated with a slip-trailed cobalt design of a bird about take flight off of a tree branch or flower stem. Bird depicted with a sense of motion, in a rare raised-wing stance with cobalt spots and feather detail to wings and body. Jug impressed "HAYES & CO., / WHOLESALE DEALERS IN / W ? S, &C. / MANCHESTER, N.H." Some fry to cobalt; in-the-firing stone ping to shoulder and front. Additional small stone ping to bird's thigh. Dimensions: 14.5" H.
909-11 - SOLD