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bellarmine jug

Anonymous , (in 1520 - 1540)

This exceptionally fine Bartmann jug was manufactured in the first half of the 16th century in the stoneware potteries of Cologne. The curling beard and the hair under the edge of the jug are very finely reproduced. Such relief decorations were applied to the stoneware object using a pipe clay mould. The belly of this jug is decorated in the same way with flowers and garlands.


Title bellarmine jug
Material and technique Stoneware, applied relief, salt glaze
Object type Bellarmine jug
Location This object is travelling
Dimensions (general) Height : 15,1 cm
Width : 14,2 cm
Depth : 12,4 cm
Makers Potter: Anonymous
Accession number F 316 (KN&V)
Credits Schenking / Donation: Coll. Van Beuningen-de Vriese 1990
Department Applied Arts & Design
Acquisition date 23-03-1991
Age maker Unknown
Collector Collector / Van Beuningen-de Vriese
External exhibitions Vaste presentatie geschiedeniszalen (2017)
Ik kook dus ik ben. Een culinaire vertelling door Abdelkader Benali (2017)
Dit is Zeeland (2017)
Research Alma
Material Salt glaze > Glaze > Geglazuurd > Artist's material > Material > Material and technique
Stoneware > Ceramics > Inorganic material > Material > Material and technique
Object Bellarmine jug > Jug > Holder > Kitchen and household > Utensil
Technique Applied relief > Decorative techniques > Ceramic technique > Technique > Material and technique
Geographical origin Germany > Western Europe > Europe
Place of manufacture Cologne > Germany > Western Europe > Europe

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