About this object

History of use

Cobalt-blue glaze is typical of pottery from Westerwald; this glaze was introduced by a Belgian potter, Jan Emens Mennicken, who worked in the pottery workshops in Raeren, in Germany (now Belgium), between 1568 and 1594.

Cultural context

functional; decorative

Physical description

Dark blue bulbous stoneware jug on flat splayed base, wide ridged cylindrical neck, loop handle from mid neck to mid body. Applied individual, circular flowers over body.