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Mug

Place Made:
Germany
Date Made:
1720-1760
Medium:
stoneware
Accession Number:
2675
Description:
Gray stoneware jug decorated with a brown slip at top ridged band, and below with a blue sunburst design in the swelled portion of the jug. This motif encloses an impressed “G.R.” seal. The blue designs are laid on incised patterns. This specimen represents a type of decoration produced in the German Rhineland in the latter half of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Decorative lines were cut with a knife to limit the movement of the glaze (in this case cobalt) during firing.

INITIALS: The “GR” initials stand for one of the English kings George I (1714-1727) or George II (1727-1760). Fragments of similar wares have been found in various excavations of colonial American historic sites.

Credit Line:
MESDA Purchase Fund