Here we have a salt-glazed stoneware jug or pitcher, likely produced in an area of Germany known as the Westerwald. The piece is made in the traditional palette of gray and blue. Short and rotund form is charming, as are the incised decor elements. I believe the main image is of a squirrel, or at least, that's what I see. And that would make sense, as squirrel imagery goes back to Nordic myth and Medieval times, in which it stood for providing for others yet with an eye to the future. In German folklore, a "wolpertinger" is an animal said to inhabit the alpine forests and has the body of a squirrel, the antlers of a deer, and wings. The squirrel on this jug is not nearly so exotic!
The piece measures about 5-3/4" tall by 5" across, with a base 2-7/8" in diameter. Weighs 1.8 pounds unpacked. Incised on the bottom with the number 509 and written in 1075. The edge along the mouth has some roughness, and again, there may be spots missing paint/glaze, but no major chips nor cracks.
A great and unusual piece that will go well in many home decor styles, from primitive, to country, to Old World.
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