Jug, Rhenish, 1480-1550

This jug is made in the style of stoneware produced in Raeren and Cologne in the late 15th and early 16th C. It has the squat, globular body, short, cylindrical neck, strap handle and 'frilled' foot rim typical of the period 1480 to 1550.

Raeren ware typically has a rilled body (ridges formed by the potters hands as the pot is thrown) and thumbed foot.

The vessels made at Cologne have flat ring bases and smoothed body profiles, reflecting the use of templates to throw or finish the vessels to standardized forms. Some were left plain, while others were decorated.

Examples of late 15th and early 16th C. Raeren (top) and Cologne (bottom) stoneware in the collection of the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Queen Street, Exeter, England.

Our Rhenish jug is a composite of the Raeren and Cologne styles, producing a distinctly medieval silhouette at nominal cost. Sturdy and well made, this jug is the ideal solution for the medievalist who requires a historically styled, budget priced vessel. The generous capacity makes it useful as a large beer tankard or a serving jug at table.

Each piece is individually hand thrown (not slip molded) and decorated. Glazed in deep brown on the inside and along the rim, and the outside is coloured in an impression of salt glazing.

Height: 6.75"
Diameter at rim: 3"
Diameter at belly: 5"
Capacity: 17 oz. /.5 litle

Hand made for Olde Hansa Krambude. Please note that due to the handcrafted nature of this item, dimensions & capacity are approximate and will vary slightly from piece to piece.

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  • Model: SL-OH5102001
  • Shipping Weight: 3lbs

This product was added to our catalog on Monday 19 January, 2009.