Antique German engraved pewter beer jug
German, mid 17th Century
Height 64cm, width 31cm, depth 41cm
This large German jug is crafted from pewter, an alloy of tin prized for its decorative qualities. The jug features a cylindrical body, tapering from a narrower top to a wider bottom, which is set on three lion-form feet. The jug is topped with a lid set with a lion-form finial. The body of the jug features a handle and a spout, which issues from a lion’s head mask. An engraved crest is set to the centre of the body, reading the names of four guild masters, namely Erhart Binder, Georg Langner, Hanns Schuster, and Wilhelm Seitz.