Bearded Man Jug with Crest

Catalog No. 173

Pottery or stoneware, relief, 2.5L, pewter lid.

This is a late 19th century interpretation of a form that dates back to around 1550. Bearded man jugs (Bartmannkr�ge) feature the face of a bearded man at the neck representing the mythical woodland Wild Man of Germanic folklore, a symbol of strength and endurance.

The central medallion depicts a charging knight on horseback bearing the royal family arms (three stag antlers) of the Duchy of Wirtenberg (W�rttemberg after the late 16th century).

See also Nos. 8, 105, 115, 133 and 433.

Price Range: $125-$175

Central Medallion Detail
Central Medallion Detail
RH 173
RH 173

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