Archaeologist`s find: a piece of a German stoneware jug

NEWS | Published: 26.7.2012

This piece of a high-quality German stoneware ceramics comes from Raeren, a municipality in today's Belgium. Stoneware ceramics are high-quality ceramics that were manufactured especially in Germany. Stoneware was burned in a high temperature so that the stone used as mixture melted, i.e. it sintered. Thus even unglazed ceramics were waterproof. A man's dancing feet can be seen on the piece; this is a typical portrayal of peasant wedding. Images such as this one were common in ceramics at the turn of the 16th and 17th century. This stoneware piece was once part of an impressive looking beer jug.