Jug with Handle

1st half 14th c.



Jug with Handle

This jug is cut from a single piece of rock crystal. It is considered one of the finest examples of the artistic and technical perfection that hard-stone cutting reached during the European Middle Ages. Beginning in thirteenth-century Paris and Venice, shops for working precious stones were established and organized in guilds, which dominated European production into the fifteenth century.

Location: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Kunstkammer Wien Raum XXXVI

Object data

Object Name

Vessel; Jug




1st half 14th c.


Rock crystal


H. 26,3 cm, Dm. 17,5 cm

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Kunstkammer

Inv. No.

Kunstkammer, 2272

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