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 (Bartmannkrüge) 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 (Württemberg 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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