Bartmann Jug, c 17th century.

Bartmann Jug, c 17th century.

Included in Collections: Archaeology / Domestic

Object Description

A fragment of a Bartmann Jug also called Bellarmine jug, which is a type of decorated salt-glazed stoneware that was manufactured in Europe throughout the 16th and 17th centuries. The signature decorative detail was a bearded face mask appearing on the lower neck of the vessel. There is also a horseshoe shape marked with dots, both impressed into the clay.

This fragment was found on the Links at Tain, in 1996. When the Links were being dug up between the pond and the playpark to install new sewage pipes. This is evidence of trade between Easter Ross and the Continent in the Early Modern period.

Cat No. Not specified.
Collections Archaeology / Domestic
Date added May 14th, 2021
Added by Tain & District Museum

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