Vintage Stoneware Jug, Austrian Plutzer From Villa Comagena in Iowa

Vintage Stoneware Jug, Austrian Plutzer From Villa Comagena in Iowa

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Overview

Vintage from before 2000

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Description

A type of steinkrug (stone jug) made in Austria, the plutzer has been used since ancient times to keep beverages cool. The high looped handle was useful for carrying the jug filled with "birnenmost" (translated to the English: "perry," which is an alcoholic beverage made with pears)---or water---to the fields. The short neck could be plugged with a cork and the small spout enabled the farmer to drink easily from the jug. All of this is explained on the handwritten history accompanying the plutzer, shown in our photos (the printed copy will accompany it when it's shipped).

This plutzer comes from the Villa Comagena, a re-creation of an Austrian farmhouse in Shellsburg, Iowa, owned by Inge Schminke, who fled her hometown of Tulln, Austria, in 1953 during the Russian occupation. Her home is open to the public and there is a gift shop with European goods. She also leads tours to her hometown and Tulln is a short trip from Stoob, famous for its stoneware, especially plutzers. The jug is marked "Handarbeit" ("handwork" in German) on a foil label on one side and there are labels on the bottom reading "MADE IN AUSTRIA" and "Villa Comagena Austria" (the "2104" in the small tag is probably a stock number). Comagena is the name the Romans used for the village of Tulln 2,000 years ago.

Plutzers are still made, mostly for decorative purposes like this one. It's in like-new condition, handsome with its matte brown glaze. It stands about 7 3/4 inches tall, about 5 1/2 inches across at the belly and weighs 1 pound, 10 ounces. With a fascinating history (not to mention a fun name to say) and a simple, rustic look, this jug works beautifully with many different décors from primitive to modern.

Note: The American watercolor by listed artist Mildred Waters shown in our photo is listed here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/558275781/mildred-waters-listed-california-artist?ref=shop_home_active_14

© PrimpingYourHome.com

The story of Ingeborg Schminke and Villa Comagena makes wonderful reading. Here's the link to one article:
http://www.vintonyesterday.org/articles/Et+cetera/article1010946.html

Visit our Etsy Shop's Catalog: https://www.etsy.com/shop/PrimpingYourHome

PYH 4469
A type of steinkrug (stone jug) made in Austria, the plutzer has been used since ancient times to keep beverages cool. The high looped handle was useful for carrying the jug filled with "birnenmost" (translated to the English: "perry," which is an alcoholic beverage made with pears)---or water---to the fields. The short neck could be plugged with a cork and the small spout enabled the farmer to drink easily from the jug. All of this is explained on the handwritten history accompanying the plutzer, shown in our photos (the printed copy will accompany it when it's shipped).

This plutzer comes from the Villa Comagena, a re-creation of an Austrian farmhouse in Shellsburg, Iowa, owned by Inge Schminke, who fled her hometown of Tulln, Austria, in 1953 during the Russian occupation. Her home is open to the public and there is a gift shop with European goods. She also leads tours to her hometown and Tulln is a short trip from Stoob, famous for its stoneware, especially plutzers. The jug is marked "Handarbeit" ("handwork" in German) on a foil label on one side and there are labels on the bottom reading "MADE IN AUSTRIA" and "Villa Comagena Austria" (the "2104" in the small tag is probably a stock number). Comagena is the name the Romans used for the village of Tulln 2,000 years ago.

Plutzers are still made, mostly for decorative purposes like this one. It's in like-new condition, handsome with its matte brown glaze. It stands about 7 3/4 inches tall, about 5 1/2 inches across at the belly and weighs 1 pound, 10 ounces. With a fascinating history (not to mention a fun name to say) and a simple, rustic look, this jug works beautifully with many different décors from primitive to modern.

Note: The American watercolor by listed artist Mildred Waters shown in our photo is listed here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/558275781/mildred-waters-listed-california-artist?ref=shop_home_active_14

© PrimpingYourHome.com

The story of Ingeborg Schminke and Villa Comagena makes wonderful reading. Here's the link to one article:
http://www.vintonyesterday.org/articles/Et+cetera/article1010946.html

Visit our Etsy Shop's Catalog: https://www.etsy.com/shop/PrimpingYourHome

PYH 4469

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We are pleased to include in our prices shipping with insurance to all 50 of the United States on every item. We use the most economical shipping method, which may or may not be the fastest. If you need an item within a specific time frame, please convo or email us BEFORE purchasing. We ship within 1 business day after receiving your payment. When your purchase has shipped, you'll receive a message with the tracking number.

We do ship to Canada; please use the shipping calculator on the item page to determine the shipping fee. Import duties, taxes and any other charges are not included in the item price or the shipping charges. These charges are the responsibility of you, the buyer. Prior to buying, it is advisable to check with your country's customs office to determine what these costs may be. We will not mark merchandise values below the sales price or mark items as "gifts." Such actions are against U.S. and international government regulations.

Although we pack very carefully with lots of padding and sturdy boxes, on rare occasions an item may arrive to you damaged or broken. We will take care of filing a claim with the shipping insurance firm. We'll need clear photos of the package, the packing material and the damaged item, which you can send attached to a convo or to our email: primpingyourhome [!at] outlook.com. Some shipping insurance companies require you, the buyer, to complete a short online form. When we receive all the information needed, we will issue you a full refund. We want to make sure that buying from PrimpingYourHome is hassle-free.

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