This came from my wifes Great Great Uncle From Bavaria he had it made around 1880 or 90s this was his idea about puting water on top of the crock and it has to chanels on the cover to let the waterdrip down
Beautiful piece. How big is it?
Is the water to cool the contents?
five gallons he had some 25 gallons made to its to stop scum from foming on the top of the krut
Lovely crock phicks. Looks like a similar principle to the design used in the Harsch crocks but yours is much more attractive.
My Mother in law held it on her lap on a flight from germany to the usa in 1963 LOL long flight back then
LOL! That is quite a vision phicks! I understand here sentiments though. Good "foodware" is priceless. It's hard to make certain cultural staples without the right equipment.