- Museum number
Stoneware, globular pitcher; large; grey; narrow cordoned neck; high curving strap handle; spiral handle terminal; offset turned foot-ring; upper body - applied band, grooved alternate cobalt and grey flutes; central body - 4 applied oval medallions, containing armorial devices; lower body/foot-ring junction - cobalt-blue fluting; fluting, tapering into foot-ring; monogrammed; dated.
- Production date
- 1591 (on moulded medallions)
Diameter: 113 millimetres (base)
Diameter: 39 millimetres (rim)
Height: 230 millimetres (max)
- Curator's comments
- Gaimster 1997
Applied with medallions moulded with the date 1591 and the ‘IE’ monogram of the potter Jan Emens.
Pitcher of bulbous form with narrow bottle-neck and strap handle with scrolled terminal. Salt-glazed light grey stoneware with zones of cobalt-blue under the glaze.
Applied around the upper and lower body with vertical moulded gadrooning picket out in cobalt-blue. Applied around the centre of the body with four oval medallions moulded with coats-of-arms: Kemmeter (a), Eltz (b), Manderscheid (c), unidentified (d) (quarterly 1/4 three chevrons, 2/3 five bars, escutcheon with three crests).
H: 230 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 3183.
LIT: Hellebrandt, H. 1977, ‘Raerener Steinzeug’, in Steinzeug aus dem Raerener und Aachener Raum, Aachener Beiträge für Baugeschichte und Heimatkunst, 4, Aachener Geschichtsverein, Aachen, 9-171, (44-59 for background on the Emens family of potters).
Arms derived from Jost Amman’s Stamm- und Wappenbuch, Frankfurt-am-Main, 1579
- Not on display
- Missing pewter lid-mount, chipped medallions.
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: BL.3183