Bearded Man Jug with Portraits

Catalog No. 1369

Pottery or stoneware, relief, 2.25L, pewter lid.

“Ein froh Gemüt stimmt andre fröhlich.
Ein frischer Trunk macht uns glückselich.”

(A happy disposition makes others cheerful.
A fresh drink makes us very happy.)

This is an late 19th century interpretation of a Renaissance period form. First introduced 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 portraits surrounding this jug are most likely intended to represent characters from the Iliad, Homer’s epic poem set during the ten-year Trojan War.

Price Ranges
Full-color: $125-$175
Ltd-color: $100-$150

RM 1369
RM 1369

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