Wim Mühlendyck 1905-1986 Salt-glaze Beer Jug

Wim Mühlendyck 1905-1986 Salt-glaze Beer Jug

Code: OWA3035

£345.00 Approx $429.64, €402.57

Stock Number: – OWA3035

Date: - Circa 1950s/60

Materials: – German Westerwald Clay; An Advantage For Potters! The extensive clay quarries of the Westerwald region are the largest connected deposits in Europe. Only a few other regions in the world are known to have clay sources of comparable size and quality. Around 15 different types of clay occur here, including a very valuable white clay also known as “white gold”. The Westerwald clay has a high degree of ductility, is almost free of impurities and has very good sintering properties. These clays are perfectly suited for stoneware production, a high fired, waterproof, acid-resistant, impermeable pottery. The clay was easily kneaded, thrown, deformed as well as knitted, melt, beaten and whipped. It is a serious partner to the potter reacting to any treatment. 

Country of Origin: – Germany, Höhr Grenzhausen 

Description: – A delightfully enchanting salt glaze jug decorated in sgraffito with a stylised design of a wild boar. The body is very tactile and has the addition of traditional enamels. The pewter lid is in good original order.

Size & Weight: – The jug is 25.5cm tall to the tip of the pewter lid handle and the body is signed with Mühlendycks studio mark. The weight of the jug is 2035g

Condition: – The beer jug is in excellent condition without any chips, cracks, losses or restoration to the body or decoration. 

Photography: – The photographs are a true likeness of the jug, there may be some slight changes in colour against the real piece or light reflections.

History & Marks:–  Mühlendyck was born in 1905 (son of a pastor). Due to his own deep religiosity he focused a lot of his work and his designs on Christian symbolism as can be seen in many of the pieces decorated by him. Often with crisp sgraffito work, traditional enamels and saltglaze. The jug is signed to the reverse with the incised studio mark which looks like a butterfly. 

Declaration:- This Westerwald Beer Jug is as described in the description and dates from the time period highlighted.


Further Information:- If you would like further information about Wim Mühlendycks work and biography - please go to the information page, Click on the Biographies Page where you will see his name, Click on the image and the information will appear. 

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