Tigerware Jug with Silver Mounts

A work made of stoneware, salt-glazed, with silver gilt mounts.
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  • A work made of stoneware, salt-glazed, with silver gilt mounts.

Date:

1562/63

Artist:

Germany, Rhineland, and England, London

About this artwork

Rhenish salt-glazed stoneware jugs were popular imports in Elizabethan England, where silversmiths embellished them with decorative mounts. Although the material of this vessel is not intrinsically unique or rare—as is the case with the Nautilus-Shell Cup and Coconut Cup also on display in this gallery—its mottled surface nevertheless gives the work a rich, exotic appearance.

On View

Arms, Armor, Medieval, and Renaissance, Gallery 205

Title

Tigerware Jug with Silver Mounts

Origin

Germany

Date

1562

Medium

Stoneware, salt-glazed, with silver gilt mounts

Inscriptions

Maker's mark ion silver lid and foot: leopard's head crowned, date letter Gothic "e", lion passant and maker's mark, a bird (similar to Jackson, p. 98, 1563-64)

Dimensions

H: 22.5 cm (8 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James W. Alsdorf

Reference Number

1967.694

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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