Siegburg baluster jug with silver-gilt mounts

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Siegburg baluster jug with silver-gilt mounts


A Siegburg white salt-glazed stoneware jug with a single handle and silver mounts on the lid, collar, handle top and foot. This jug is from the workshop of Christian Schnulgen, there is a mark R.B.E. on the thumb plate. The jug is decorated with a neck frieze which consists of cherubs heads in a circle at each end, with leaf and strap work between. In the middle there is a prominent heart and another mask. The upper slopes of the body are decorated with a cross-cross geometric design and the lower part of the body is decorating with gadrooning. The mounts are also richly decorated with a floral motif.

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