A great example of a 17th century Bellarmine (sometimes called Bartmann) jug. These jugs are known for their durability as is evidenced in this example. Most likely made it Germany in the early to middle 1600’s. Size: approximately 9 1/2 inches high by 5 inches maximum width. Condition: Obvious rubbing from many years of constant use. There is on original firing crack in the handle which is clearly pictured in several of the photographs. It is covered in glaze in some places. It is perfectly sound and in excellent original condition. In my estimation both the wear and the firing crack help to authenticate this rare and beautiful jug. These do not often come up for sale as they are of such historical value. PLEASE NOTE: As you can see in the pictures it was hard for me to capture the exact color of this jug. Comparing the photographs will give you the best idea of its actual color.
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