BH-FACEFF: Post-Medieval Bellarmine jug (incomplete)

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A post-Medieval stoneware Bellarmine jug (also known as a Beardman/Bartmaan jug).

The body of the vessel is sub-globular, with a flat base and conical neck (damaged). A speckled brown glaze covers most of the surface of the vessel, running into the lower quarter, which is off-white. The typical moulded human mask is situated at the junction of neck and body; it has a ladder-like mouth, 'flower pad' moustache and corded beard. Below this, occupying the centre of the body, are the arms of Amsterdam. A stub of the handle base is visible on the reverse, located at the top of the body. A number of concentric arcs on the base attest to the use of wire to remove the pot from the wheel.

Height: 200mm; width: 130mm. Weight: 782.4g.

A vessel with similar mask and arms, made at Frechen, is illustrated by Hurst et al. (1986: 220). The arced grooves on the base of this vessel are also diagnostic of Frechen stoneware (ibid. 214). This jug probably dates from the 17th century.

Class: Bellarmine jug

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 200 mm
Width: 130 mm
Weight: 782.4 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st March 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Julian Watters

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 15/49a - 1

Materials and construction

Primary material: Ceramic
Manufacture method: Wheel made
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: Glazed

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Milton Keynes (Unitary Authority)
District: Milton Keynes (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Lavendon (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP9152
Four figure Latitude: 52.15878544
Four figure longitude: -0.67116056
1:25K map: SP9152
1:10K map: SP95SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Agricultural or drainage work
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

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Recording Institution: BH
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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