Two wine jugs, Habanic ceramics (type: Draaser Ware)
Provenance: Romania, Transylvania, Transylvania, the area between the towns: Drăuşeni (German Draas), Agnita (German Agnetheln), Medias (German Mediasch), Sibiu (German Hermannstadt), Sighişoara (German Schäßburg).
Pottery, faience; turning on a wheel, manual processing, glazing, painting with cobalt compounds on raw tin glaze, firing
Measurements: unknown; Presumed height is approx. 32-39 cm, diameter of the spout is approx. 22.4 cm
Two tall, bulky pouring jugs for wine each with one carrying ear. Decorated with painted, blue-cobalt motifs of tulip bouquets, surrounded by a stylized turbinate ornament. On the necks and at the base of the vessels there is a white and blue checkerboard pattern characteristic of the ornamentation of the vessels from Drăuşeni. One of them has an incomplete date “18 [..]” on the shoulder. Conrad Steinbrecht placed these jars in the space of the so-called The Dignitaries’ Chambers at the High Castle, in their residential part.
Source: MBj. 1903, photo 8, 9, 14.
(compiled by Dr. B. Pospieszna)