Bearded Man Jug with Oak Branches

Catalog No. 11

Stoneware, relief, 0.75L, pewter lid.

The bearded man jug (Bartmannskrug) is a form dating back to around 1550, featuring 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 oak is the national tree of Germany, and has been a symbol of German culture since the days of the early Germanic tribes.

This design was copied from an actual Renaissance period piece, one of some forty-two Renaissance replicas first manufactured by Merkelbach in the early 1900s and reproduced regularly thereafter. These items were numbered 1 through 42, duplicating numbers applied to earlier Merkelbach offerings.

Same model number applied to a figural Gambrinus.

See also Nos. 20 and 32.

Price Range: $100-$150

     
     
RM 11
RM 11

 
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