A Westerwald (or Westerwalt) flagon of very large size. This German stoneware flagon is decorated with incised scrolling tulips, two birds and an agricultural implement on front which is often shown on harvest/farming jugs.
The background around the incised decoration has been coloured blue using cobalt oxide. The handle is hand-pulled, with fluting. The neck has turned or thrown reeding / ribbing. The base shows the wire marks where it was cut from the potter's wheel when wet. It is glazed with salt-glaze which has the distinctive orange peel type surface.
Made in the Westerwald region of Germany circa 1780 to 1820.
343mm high to top of rim (approx. 13.5")
The neck and upper 2/3 of handle have been broken off in one piece and have been re-attached using some kind of plaster/glue. There are small chips associated with this break on the reverse side (with some filling). No cracks.