Sprig Molded Rhenish Blue on Gray (Westerwald) Stoneware Rim Sherd

(1650 - 1750)

One large rim sherd from a Rhenish Blue on Gray or Westerwarld salt-glazed stoneware jug or tankard.  The exterior has multiple horizontal molded or incised lines, one of which is colored a deep, bright blue. Beneath these lines are a finely done sprigged tulip, filled in with purple, with small beads and large, blue-filled leaves. The rim measures to approximately 3 inches in diameter.

7 Hanover Square

Manhattan, 7 Hanover Square

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