Exceptionally rare and important German stoneware vase, dating 1650-1680!
The vase is huge! Overall finely decorated with incised decorations, applied floral rosettes and cobalt blue glaze.
Wonderful crips and rather thin pottery, typical of the ware prior to 1680, so we find a dating nearer to 1650 more likely.
Size: 29 cm. high and c. 17,5 cm. wide over the belly.
Jugs and other ware from Westerwald made before 1700 are quite rare - at that time, before the industrial revolution, the production was all manual. Every item made in the early period was unique, decorated by hand and rarely replicated.
The stoneware produced in Germany, especially in the Westerwald region was technologically superior to all the ceramics in the world at this time, except for the Chinese porcelain. Incised and applied stoneware decorations were completely abandoned in the 1700s as too labor extensive.
Condition: Superb and strictly museum quality! No repairs, a very tiny ancient chip the the footring and a few superficial hairlines.
Provenance: Private collection of old Danish Antique dealer, has not been on the market for decades!