Amsterdam City Jug, Harmen Barendsz Haen (attributed to), after Artus Quellinus (I), 1651 - 1652

Amsterdam City Jug, Harmen Barendsz Haen (attributed to), after Artus Quellinus (I), 1651 - 1652

founding, h 76.0cm × d 23.5cm × w 36.0cm × w 20.8kg More details

This city jug is one of a series of eight and was designed by the sculptor Artus Quellinus. The escutcheon on the belly features the Amsterdam coat of arms, with an imperial crown. Such jugs were used for special occasions, when they were filled with wine and handed around to the important visitors and members of the town council.

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