Jug

German
dated 1584
Workshop of Engel Kran


Object Place: Europe, Germany

Dimensions

Height 43.2 cm (17 in.)

Accession Number

58.299

Medium or Technique

Glazed stoneware with stamped and applied ornament

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Pottery

Narrow neck with applied lion’s masks, band of fluting on wide shoulder. Impressed band with scenes of Susanna and the Elders after prints by Konrad Goltzius over inscription, date & signature of Kran. Paneled and tapering to narrow base; triangles cut in panels. Heavy scroll handle has pewter for (lost) cover.

Signed

date & signature of Kran

Provenance

Oscar Bondy (b. 1870 - d. 1944) and Elisabeth Bondy, Vienna and New York [see note 1]; probably sold from the Bondy collection to Blumka Gallery, New York [see note 2]; 1958, acquired from Blumka, by exchange, by the MFA. (Accession Date: February 20, 1958)

NOTES:
[1] Oscar Bondy, a Jewish businessman living in Vienna, had owned a vast collection of paintings, sculptures, and works of decorative art, which was seized and expropriated with the Anschluss, or annexation of Austria to Nazi Germany in 1938. This jug is identifiable in two undated photographs of a room in Bondy's Vienna home (copy in MFA curatorial file).

[2] Mr. Bondy and his wife left Europe and emigrated to the United States, where he passed away in 1944. In the years following World War II, much of his collection was restituted to his widow and subsequently sold on the New York art market, particularly through Blumka Gallery.

Credit Line

Gift of J. Templeman Cooldige, by exchange