Diminutive Early Bartmannkrug

Cologne-Frechen, c. 1550.
A rare German stoneware mug in superb condition.
Motto in band reads: “As God Wills, That Is My Wish.”
6” h. 


For related pieces, cf. German Stoneware: A Catalogue of the Frank Thomas Collection of German Stoneware, figs. 30, 46; Rijksmuseum, German Stoneware, pp. 12 & 13; Kunstgewerbemuseum der Stadt Koln, Steinzug, p.238, fig. 285.