This is the label text. The ornate decoration of this vessel focuses on a galloping armored knight bordered by a pair of haloed eagles perched over open books, perhaps a nod to the Holy Roman Empire. A hidden element created bythe potter, but neglected by the painter, is the molded face at the base of the handle. The abbreviation “JULEP. SOL. MAG.” stands for sweet marjoram julep, a drink used to treat coughs, colds, indigestion and to aid in relaxation and sleep.