Oct 29, 2018

Screw Top for a Bottle (Schraubflasche)

Screw Top for a Bottle (Schraubflasche)

c. 1660–80

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Pewter

Overall: 34.3 cm (13 1/2 in.)

Gift of Charles G. King, Jr. 1918.327.b

Location

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This screw top adorns the top of a bottle.

Description

Bottles or jars (kruken) of this type of six-sided form are most often associated with the ceramic tradition found in Kreussen (now Creussen) in the Bavarian region of Germany during the mid to late 1600s. With a threaded neck fitted with a pewter screw top and ring, they were ideal vessels for medicinal liquids as they could be easily connected to a belt for transport to the patient. Applied decoration depicting the twelve apostles, as on this example, allude to the spiritual nature of healing.

See also
Collection: 
Decorative Arts
Type of artwork: 
Ceramic
Medium: 
Pewter

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