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.
- Tigerware Jug with Silver Mounts
- Stoneware, salt-glazed, with silver gilt mounts
- 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)
- H: 22.5 cm (8 7/8 in.)
- Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James W. Alsdorf