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Westerwald salt-glazed stoneware mask jug with roundels. German stoneware. c.1665-1680. AP/1276.


An early salt-glazed German stoneware Westerwald (Westerwalt) jug with blue cobalt decoration, an applied wild man face ‘mask’ and 54 applied roundels (sprigs) moulded with 5 petalled flowers. c.1665-1680. AP/1276.

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An early salt-glazed grey stoneware Westerwald (Westerwalt) jug with blue cobalt decoration. The neck has an applied wild man face ‘mask’ below the pinched spout. Spherical body with narrow neck and foot, each with wheel-turned ribbing. The body is decorated with 54 identical applied roundels (sprigs) moulded with 5 petalled flowers. The handle is hand-pulled with a rolled kick-up terminal. A small pewter hinged lid is attached at the handle and has a small stamped mark that looks a bit like a tied bow (?) or possibly an elaborate ‘3’. The base is flat but pushed up slightly, without wire marks. There are incised lines below the lower handle terminal to facilitate the adhesion of the handle but were placed too low on the body and therefore not used.
The final image is for comparison only. The other pot is available separately.

Pot ID: AP/1276
Dimensions: 182 mm high to top of rim (192mm high to top of pewter thumb piece).
Net Weight (grams): 556
Date: c.1665-1680.

Condition Report:
There are extensive body cracks on reverse side and through the base, as well as part of the lower obverse and front. It is possible that part of the body has been broken away and re-glued, but it is impossible to be sure. There is no restoration of any kind (the pot is 100% original). There is a very small chip on the rim and a small chip on edge of foot.

Weight 1250 g