| I have been the owner of these
two water or
wine jugs for years. I know
they are not steins, but they
were made by a well known stein manufacturer, Peter Simon Gerz, in the
The detail is beautifully done as can be seen in the closeups
There is also a story to these. The jugs had been acquired by my
grandmother years ago. Originally it is thought they had been given to
servants from Ansty Hall, near Coventry, UK, during the time that one
of my relatives had been a gardener there. The pair had become
separated and my grandmother had one of them. Her brother noticed a
similar jug in an antiques shop but it had been painted gold for some
strange reason. He cleaned it up and discovered it was part of a pair.
The jugs were then reunited and eventually given to me.
After closer inspection, it was revealed that both of them had been
at one time.