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Saltglazed stoneware flagon

Description

A saltglazed stoneware flagon; single handle; tan with two bands of scrolling below straight rim; above the shoulder a medallion containing a figure of a soldier carrying pike and sword, wearing a hat; in his right hand he holds a bag/fiddle with four tassels below and another above; lettering within the medallion: 'ICH BEN EIN HELT ICH HAF DEN BVIDEL GOLT'; on the shoulder a ring of twenty-two lion masks; below the shoulder five medallions identical to the one above the shoulder but with additional outer ring of lettering: 'GELDERLOS BEN ICH ALTOS' and 'MOETEN SEI WEISSEN ALDEI DIT LEISSEN : P.M.87'; extensively repaired and infilled with plaster.

  • Measurements

  • Height

    340 mm

  • Diameter

    220 mm (body)
    45 mm (mouth)

  • Marks & inscriptions

    ICH BEN EIN HELT ICH HAF DEN BVIDEL G.LT GELDERLOS BEN ICH ALTOS MOETEN SEI WEISSEN ^ ALDEI DIT LEISSEN P.M.87,

  • Place made

    Germany - Cologne

  • Location

    Hall's Croft - Parlour

  • Credit line

    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust