Show-case 2: Gothic
In 1525, the castle of Eisenberg was conquered by rebelling peasants. Fragments of glazed faience from destroyed gothic tile stoves from earthenware have been found in the kennel and in the outwork.
- Glazed tile: „Pelican“
According to a fable it is told that after a period of dryness the young pelicans were about to die parched with thirst. Thereupon the old pelican wounds his own breast feeding the young pelicans with his own blood. Doing so, he saved the life of his children. Thus, the pelican became the symbol of Christ and later of the Holy Virgin Maria.
- Glazed tile with niche: „Gothic window“
Representation of an oriel with three windows with bull’s eye panes roofed by a cross vault. Glazed niche tiles in relief enlarge the stove‘s surface, and so the stoves reflect more heat.