Miniature pointed nose jug

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Germany, Raeren
C. 1500
6 cm
6.5 cm

Christel van Hees, Baardmannen en puntneuzen. Vorm, gebruik en betekenis van gezichtskruiken 1500-1700, Zwolle 2002.
Ekkart Klinge, Duits steengoed/ German stoneware, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam/ Waanders Zwolle, 1996, pp. 10-23 en 44-57.
Gisela Reineking-von Bock, Steinzeug Kataloge des Kunstgewerbemuseums Köln; vol. 4, Keulen 1986, pp. 262 & 264.
Ingeborg Unger, Die Kunst des deutschen Steinzeugs: Collection Karl und Petra Amendt und der Krefelder Kunstmuseen, Krefeld 2013, pp. 122-123.
Heinrich Hellebrandt, Otto Eugen Mayer, Raerener Steinzeug; 15 Jahre Grabungen im Raerener Land, Aken 1967, pp. 172-173.


Collection B. Overduin, Bloemendaal/ Spain.

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Pointed nose jugs are often mentioned in the same breath with bearded man jugs. These are also jugs with a face on the neck. The noses of these faces are remarkably pointed, hence the name. The pointed nose jug is considered the precursor to the bearded man jug. The difference with bearded man jugs is not only the shape of the faces but also the technique with which it is decorated. The faces on pointed nose jugs are appliqué and modeled, the faces on the bearded man jugs were made using a mold. This type of stoneware jug was made in pottery production sites such as Aachen and Raeren in the period 1475-1525. The color of the jug and the way in which the face is modeled is characteristic of Raeren.

Two similar pointed nose jugs are mentioned in Gisela Reineking-von Bock, Keulen 1986, figure 339, page 262 and figure 346, page 264.

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