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Mid 17th Century Antique Stoneware "Witch Bottle" Excavated in Norfolk / Bellarmine Jug / Bartmannkrug, Circa 1650

Mid 17th Century Antique Stoneware "Witch Bottle" Excavated in Norfolk / Bellarmine Jug / Bartmannkrug, Circa 1650

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Mid 17th Century Antique Stoneware “Witch Bottle” Excavated in Norfolk / Bellarmine Jug / Bartmannkrug, Circa 1650

 

A mid 17thC German antique stoneware bellarmine jug or bartmannkrug, Circa 1650.

By repute, this example was found buried under the threshold of a Norfolk property here in the UK. It would have originally contained pins and urine with a cork stopper and being buried at a doorway, was most probably placed there to ward off evil spirits.

Made from stoneware with salt glaze. Decorated with a typical mask of a bearded man (presumably Cardinal Bellarmine) and an unidentified medallion in the form of a Coat of Arms.

Condition - as per the images. The carry handle is missing and the bulbous body shows indications of restoration. The jug displays very well.  A further detailed condition report is available upon request.

Size: Height 34 cm (8 1/4")

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We ship worldwide! You can buy with 100% confidence too!

We are a member of the following 3 Professional Institutions:

1. LAPADA (London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association) –  LAPADA is the UK’s largest trade association for professional art & antique dealers (representing approximately 500 UK dealer members). All items are backed by our LAPADA guarantee;

2. CINOA –Confédération Internationale des Négociants en Oeuvres d'Art, (or International Confederation of Art and Antique Dealers' Associations) is the world association of art & antique dealer associations (representing 5000 dealers from 32 associations in 22 countries); and

3. The Norfolk & Suffolk Antique Dealers Association - Representing reputable, high quality antiques dealers based in Norfolk and Suffolk.

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