Medieval Glazed Bellarmine Stoneware Jug

Item Description

C. 15h-16th Century

A single handle, brown glazed, stoneware bellarmine jug, decorated with a bearded facemask to the neck.

Stoneware jugs made ideal long-term storage containers as they are fired at a higher temperature than earthenware, making it hot enough to change the clay into a glasslike substance, resulting in a nonporous ceramic body.

Patches in the glaze done in manufacture. Chips to base edge otherwise fine detail and good example.

Provenance: Ex Suffolk Collection.

Ref: Similar example in The British Museum, Museum number  1853,1220.56.

Size: 195mm height x 120mm width approx



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