A RHENISH STONEWARE BARTMANNKRUG, 17TH CENTURY
and two Rhenish stoneware jugs, 17th century, one randomly impressed with flowerheads, the other plain; together with a Mediterranean earthenware costrel, 17th century or later, with four strap lugs washed in cream slip incised and touched in green enamel with stylised flowers (4)
the first example: 14cm. high; 16¼in.
This group of stoneware is generally in good order with some minor old and worn-down areas of damage. Generally any blemishes are part of their manufacture and do not detract from the overall look of the pieces. They are of Rhenish type but similar examples have been attributed to London makers from the late 17th/18th centuries. In detail:
The tallest example with impressed flowers, 17 in high, small section of old chipping to mid point of handle and slight chipping to footrim. Typical surface blemished and crackle. Generally in good order.
The tall bartmannkrug, 16 3/4 in. high, generally in good order. Typical surface blemishes.
Smaller plain example, 15 in. high, of London type, chip to rim, approx. 1 in wide, old and worn down, otherwise typical surface blemishes.
The costrel 17 1/4 in. high, has a network of firing cracks around the shoulder, a large section of the rib aroubd the neck was lost in firing and glazed over. Some scattered chipping and glaze flaking and surface wear.
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Inventory, 1949, '[part] Two old Bellarmine “greybeard” jugs, 17” and 16” high respectively; Two old Bellarmine jugs' on the Grand Staircase