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a raeren stoneware jug
a raeren stoneware jug

SECOND HALF 16TH CENTURY

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a raeren stoneware jug Second half 16th Century The globular brown-glazed body decorated with a frieze in relief with dancing peasants, dated 15 and inscribed Du mus dapr blasen so dansen dei Buren als waeren sei rasen, fri uf spricht Bastor, ich verdans di Kap miten between ribbed bands, with cylindrical ribbed neck and loop handle, on spreading foot (cracks on the frieze) 22 cm. (8 5/8in.) high

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The poem should read in full:
Ger(h)et, du musst tapfer blasen,
so tanzen die Bauern, als wren sie rasend.
Frisch auf! spricht Pastor,
ich vertanze die Kappe (?) mit dem Chor (?)

Kohneman,M., Auflagen auf Raerener Steinzeug, Belgium 1982, p. 190

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