Large German 17th century engraved pewter guild jug

£4,500

This fine pewter jug commemorates the names of four guild masters, and most probably served as a presentation piece on a special occasion.

 

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Description

This impressive German pewter jug was crafted during the mid-seventeenth century. The jug is of traditional form, with a tapering cylindrical body raised by three feet modelled as lions holding engraved shields, and is surmounted by a hinged cover topped with lion finial holding an inscribed shield. The body of the jug is affixed with a scrolled handle and is set to the front bottom with a richly decorated spout issuing from a lion’s mask mount. Above, a large and profusely engraved crest is mounted to the body.

The inscribed shield lists the names of four guild masters, namely Erhart Binder, Georg Langner, Hanns Schuster, and Wilhelm Seitz.

Details

Country of Origin
German
Date of Manufacture
Mid 17th Century
Period
18th Century and Earlier
Material
Pewter
Colour
Metallic

Dimensions

Height
64 cm / 25.2 inches
Width
31 cm / 12.2 inches
Depth
41 cm / 16.1 inches

Reference:
10564c

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