Jug

Jug
Jug
Title
Jug
Date 
ca. 1600-1750
Medium 
Stoneware
Dimensions 
Overall: 6 1/4 x 4 3/4 in. ( 15.9 x 12.1 cm )
Description 
Wheelthrown bulbous grey stoneware jug with modeled and incised mask of bearded man on bottle neck under banded border opposite handle and raised floral medallion impressions (3), under a caramel-colored salt glaze.
Object Number 
INV.6509
Gallery Label 
Bellamarines, greybeards, or bartmann krug as they are called in Germany where they were first made in the 16th century continued to be produced there until late in the 19th century. They were exported early on to England where it was believed that they represented Cardinal Bellarmino (1542-1621), a leader of the Counter- Reformation. They were sometimes called D'Alva bottles after the Spanish duke. D'Alva.
Bibliography 
Krohn, Deborah, Peter Miller, and Marybeth De Filippis, eds., "Dutch New York Between East and West: The World of Margrieta van Varick." New York: Bard Graduate Center, New-York Historical Society, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2009, p. 302
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group