Replica bearded jug. One of the panels has the name Kurkölner (Jacob Auer Söhne).
Not marked, but likely to be produced by Reinhold Merkelbach.
I also have in my collection a blue/gray colored version of this same model http://www.mysteincollection.com/catalogue/view_item.php?art_ID=4918. Possibly this model was produced by Hanke, using a mold from Merkelbach in the years that Reinhold Merkelbach and Hanke were in the Steinzeugwerke consortium.
Reinhold Merkelbach |
|design date||early 20th C.|
|height||15.5 cm (appx. 6 inches.)|