A selection of ceramics through the ages (5 second delay) Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology The Collections:
PotWeb: Ceramics online
@ the Ashmolean Museum
Early Europe & Near East
Classical to Medieval
Europe from 1500
Oriental & Islamic
2000 years of pottery forms and shapes
Modern AD 1720 -

  • Common name Rhenish stoneware, Westerwald type
  • Class Nieder Selters mineral water container
  • Height 235mm
  • Identifier PW259b
  • Production centre in the Westerwald district, north Rhineland, Germany
  • Distribution throughout Europe to America, Cape of Good Hope (South Africa) and Jakarta
  • Use for transport and sale of mineral water
  • Date Mid 19th century AD
  • Detail coat of arms, Duchy of Nassau circular stamp and kiln initials and serial number
  • Publication for general background, J G Hurst in P David Sweetman 1981, C, Number 10, 262-266
  • Presented by St John's College, Oxford
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