Very Rare Find: Early 1700's Moravian Large Double handled water Vessel Pottery Jug. We had the privilege of acquiring this incredible piece from an avid historical collector who is retiring. This is a large double handled water vessel from the early 1700s Moravian period.
This beautiful piece stands 10.75 (over 27cm), and is 10 (25.5cm) wide. The opening at top is 5.75 (14.5cm) across. We tried to take many pictures to show exact condition of the piece. There are two small chips on the lip as pictures, but in extremely good shape for being 300+ years old.
A little history about the Moravian People in the 1700s. The eighteenth century saw the renewal of the Moravian Church through the patronage of Count Nicholas Ludwig von Zinzendorf, a pietist nobleman in Saxony. Some Moravian families fleeing persecution in Bohemia and Moravia found refuge on Zinzendorf's estate in 1722 and built the community of Herrnhut. The new community became the haven for many more Moravian refugees.
Count Zinzendorf encouraged them to keep the discipline of the Unitas Fratrum, and he gave them the vision to take the gospel to the far corners of the globe. August 13, 1727, marked the culmination of a great spiritual renewal for the Moravian Church in Herrnhut, and in 1732 the first missionaries were sent to the West Indies. This is an incredible piece and would make a centerpiece for most collections.
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Thanks for taking time to look! The item "Very Rare Early 1700's Moravian Large Double handled water Vessel Pottery Jug" is in sale since Sunday, September 29, 2013. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\European Pottery\Other European Art Pottery". The seller is "paulette8932" and is located in Granite Falls, North Carolina.
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