Tuesday, 25 November 2014
Vintage German Stoneware Wine Jug - Simon Peter Gerz
Grey 0.5 litre stoneware jug by Simon Peter Gerz GMBH featuring a relief of two young children carrying a large bunch of grapes with detailing picked out in cobalt blue. The motto across it reads "Trinkt wie eure Väter aus Stein den Wein" which translates roughly as "Drink as your fathers, wine from the stone" although a we don't have a suitable English word meaning stone(ware) to rhyme with wine. Stein is actually short for stoneware and does not, as is erroneously thought, mean a drinking vessel. It is marked on the base with the Gerz mark as used during the partition years. It is in excellent condition.
16cm (h) x 13cm diameter across handle
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