jug(after Gaimster 1997)
- Museum number
Stoneware baluster jug; strap handle; pewter lid mount; overall brown wash; salt-glazed; turned concentric bands on shoulder, neck, lower body; prominent foot-ring; perpendicular grooved bars on shoulder; scrolled handle terminal; neck frieze: geometric sub-rosette floral band, interspersed with 3 grotesque roundel busts (Gaimster 1997: lion masks); body frieze - 7 applied architrave columns ornamented with bust motifs; 6 applied medallions between columns represent Arms of the Three Kings with legends in scrolled frame.
- Production date
- 1590-1600 (circa)
Diameter: 11.20 centimetres (base)
Diameter: 7.40 centimetres (rim)
Height: 40.30 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Gaimster 1997
Baluster jug with strap handle and scrolled terminal. Replacement flat pewter lid. Dark grey stoneware, the surface with a light brown wash under a salt-glaze.
The neck applied with a frieze of relief strapwork between roundels containing lion masks. The body is applied with an arcade of columns containing herms separating six oval medallions (three repeating) containing the arms of the Magi or the Three Holy Kings of Cologne (Three Oldest Arms): Balthasar (a), Kaspar (b) and Melchior (c). The upper and lower body with incised vertical gadrooning.
H: 403 mm
BIBL: Bernal Sale 1855, Catalogue of the Celebrated Collection of Works of Art … of that Distinguished Collector, Ralph Bernal, Christie’s, London, 5 March – 30 April, lot 3178.
COMP: Koetschau, K. 1924, Rheinisches Steinzeug, Munich, pl. 46 right, for a Raeren baluster jug with the arms of the Magi incorporated within an ornamental body-frieze, c. 1600.
- Not on display
- Chipped applied vertical fluting and neck frieze.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: BL.3178