HAMP-670305: Post-medieval vessel

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VESSEL

Unique ID: HAMP-670305

Object type certainty: Certain
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An early post-medieval (1550-1700) German salt-glazed stoneware body sherd of a Cologne or Frechen ware 'Bartmann' or 'Bellarmine' bottle or jug. It is a fragment where the neck joins the body and is decorated to the front with an incomplete moulded medallion in the form of the face of a man, the decoration in the form of raised ribs. Only part of the beard and possibly mouth above are present. The remains of the neck below has a mottled or speckled brown salt-glaze and while the internal surface orange in colour. The fabric is otherwise grey in colour.
The fragment measures 41.5mm in length, 39.8mm in width, 7.9mm in max.thickness and weighs 16.27g. The width is probably just short of the diameter at this point. max. diameter of the neck is the same as max.width, 36.2mm. Its min. thickness, below the medallion, is 6.1mm.

Notes:

Teresa Gilmore comments of WMID-0BE607 'These jugs were commonly used to import alcohol / spirits from the continent (Germany and the Low Countries) and the face is commonly thought to be associated with that of Cardinal Roberto Bellarmino (1542-1621), who was a staunch opposer of Protestantism. The face has also been interpreted as that of a 'wild man' or bearded man of the popular European myths of the time. The faces were initially very well done but over time, throughout the 17th century, they become cruder in design'.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1550
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 41.5 mm
Width: 39.8 mm
Thickness: 7.9 mm
Weight: 16.27 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 12th January 2019 - Saturday 12th January 2019

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Hampshire Cultural Trust Object Entry Form WINCM 777

Materials and construction

Primary material: Ceramic
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: City of Westminster (London Borough)
Parish or ward: Churchill (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ2877
Four figure Latitude: 51.47748644
Four figure longitude: -0.15824065
1:25K map: TQ2877
1:10K map: TQ27NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Coastland
Specific landuse: Inter-tidal

References cited

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Audit data

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

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