German, Frechen - Greybeard Jug, early 17th century

German, Frechen

Greybeard Jug (Bartmannkrüge), early 17th century

Salt-glazed stoneware, 43.2 cm (17 in.)

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Accession number

C21s8

Provenance

Probably owned by a Mr. Dassett, about 1700.
Probably purchased by Isabella Stewart Gardner from the contractor and real estate agency Martin Hayes Co., Boston, about 1872-1880.

Bibliography

Gilbert Wendel Longstreet and Morris Carter. General Catalogue (Boston, 1935), pp. 186-87. (as German, Grenzhausen ware, dated early 18th century)
Rollin van N. Hadley. “Notes, Records, Comments.” Gardner Museum Calendar of Events 8, no. 14 (6 Dec. 1964), p. 2.
Lucie B. Beebe. "A Graybeard Jug at Fenway Court." Fenway Court (1981), pp. 26-33, figs. 1-4. (as Frechen, dated 17th century)


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