What age do you think this saltglaze westerwald stoneware jug is?

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Post by eshearm Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:50 am

I know this is not 20thC but interested on your opinions on this, I am leaning torwards 17thC possibley late 16thC.  It is gorgeous and I have had it around a while on my side and wondered what you guys thought.  It is light in comparison to its size is 10" approx. Its glaze is lightler browner than I can get in the pics, but I would not call this a bellermine jug?

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Post by dantheman Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:10 am

it doesn't look like any pottery I have seen from The Westerwald region and not a Bellarmine.
it looks like it was meant for use and was quickly made

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Post by eshearm Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:41 am

It has had a pewter lid at some point in its life so that indicates not a throw away pot. The museum of London have several westerwald jugs and other ceramics very much like this when I was there. X
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Post by eshearm Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:42 am

I agree quickly and crudely made for instant use may be x
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Post by dantheman Wed Mar 02, 2016 4:08 am

interesting...were the museum pieces crudely made?

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Post by eshearm Wed Mar 02, 2016 4:20 am

They were, some were very lopsided I could not believe they got through quality control!!!!😁😁😍😂


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Post by eshearm Wed Mar 02, 2016 4:30 am

Just checked on line there is currently an archive section to look at www.archive.museumoflondon.org.uk

I loooooove very old pots the more quirky the better x
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Post by NaomiM Wed Mar 02, 2016 6:43 am

Very nice. Looks very old. Worth contacting the Museum of London.

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Post by eshearm Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:01 am

You know I think I might Naomi, thank you for that nudge xxx
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Post by styleinvasion Wed Mar 02, 2016 9:15 am

I think kt is called enghalskanne in german, possibly from 1700 to 1750, but i am not a specialist at all... might be older... might be younger...
I might ask the westerwald museum for you if you want me to... and allow me to use your pics.... but i think they should  speak english too and will give a fast answer... http://www.keramikmuseum.de/e70/index_ger.html
Here is a link to an enghalskanne
http://www.museum-digital.de/rlp/index.php?t=objekt&oges=1511
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Post by eshearm Wed Mar 02, 2016 5:36 pm

Ooh fantastic thank you, my German these days is sooo broken 😂😂😂
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Post by styleinvasion Wed Mar 02, 2016 6:49 pm

Just wrote an email to the museum....
Will post an answer short after it reached
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