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2 pcs Antique 1800's German clay stoneware mineral water bottle HERZOGTHUM NASSAU, stoneware jug

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150,00 $

135,00 $

Manufacture date: 1800's

Estimated delivery time: 15-20 days

Measurements: approx 11.75" tall x 3.25" diameter

 Nassau Selters Jug: These wheel-thrown, straight-sided, circular stoneware jugs were stamped with a seal bearing the word SELTERS on the arch of the seal, and the word NASSAU on the inverted arch. The words surrounded a German eagle that contains the initials, F.R., on a shield on its chest.

Identification on the front of the bottles, such as Herzogthum Nasau, identify the political territory of the local nobility or councils that licensed the exportation of the water. The bases typically exhibit a pattern of ridges left by the wire used by the jugger to cut the clay base off the wheel. The exterior surface is salt-glazed. The necks are quite short and bear a series of encircling ridges that helped secure the wire that kept the cork in place. Each jug has a single applied handle which loops from just below the base of the neck to the base of the shoulder. Under the handle of each bottle is stamped the first initial of the jug makers location and their individual number. Various types of stoneware jugs were used as early as the 13th century, although they were more belly shaped.

Handles appeared in the 17th century; and taller, straight and cylindrical jugs like the ones we pictured, date from c.1850. Jugs were purposefully crafted to preserve the freshness and carbonation of the water. The necks were short and the jugs were filled to the top before being corked. As long as the air bubble in the short neck was limited, or non-existent, the cork held and the water would retain its unique fizz.

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Corey

My item arrived in perfect condition and I am very happy. After some issues with delivery, Hungaryantiques went above and beyond to accommodate and assist me with making sure I got my item and was very prompt with responding as well. Thank you for everything!

2020.11.09

Sarah

Fast delivery well packaged, cannot wait to install. Thank you!

2020.11.09

Sarah

Fast delivery well packaged, cannot wait to install. Thank you!

2020.11.09