A very small (4 5/8" high), German Pewter Jug, probably for Holy Water because of the engraved "A" ("Aqua") under the spout. Although there is "1700" engraved on the piece, I think it probably dates to the early 19th Century; the "1700" is probably a commemorative date, perhaps signifying when the church it was used in was founded. The piece is 4 5/8" high (to the top of the shell-molded thumb latch) and the handle to spout distance is about 4"; the base is 2 5/8" in diameter. It has a British Tudor Rose touch-mark on the handle, indicating that the pewter itself was imported from Great Britain, and there is a German mark on the inside bottom. I was not able to identify the German maker but would be grateful for any help a Ruby Lane user can provide. The little jug is in very good condition: no major issues and only a couple of very small edge dings, probably from where it was dropped on stone floors during its days in church. Very graceful form and nice mellow color.
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