The profiled basis of the jug is wavy in an elegant way. The corpus is bulbous and decorated with typical decorative motives of the German auricular style, interchanged with masks/grotesques. The lid is formed in a similar way like the basis of the jug, being thus wavy and slightly vaulted. The finial of the lid is a cast putto holding a shield for the possible engraving of a coat of arms. The cast, side handle has a very artfully shape of an ear and the thumb-rest takes the typical for this period V-form.
Maker: Andreas Kauxdorf The Elder became a master maker in 1618 died in 1669. There several works from him mentioned in private and public collections in Europe and Russia.