Fine Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Bellarmine Jug w/ Twisted Handle, probably Frechen, Germany, 16th or 17th century

July 18, 2015 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 254

Price Realized: $4,312.50
($3,750 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium).

July 18, 2015 Auction Catalog

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Fine Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Bellarmine Jug with Ropetwist Handle, probably Frechen, Germany, 16th or 17th century, highly-ovoid form with heavily-tooled spout, decorated on the neck with a raised bearded mask above three raised coat-of-arm medallions. Handle composed of twisted strands of clay resembling rope. Cobalt highlights to applied decoration. Streaks of iron-oxide slip throughout. This jug was salvaged underwater and includes barnacles to the coat-of-arms on the right side. Provenance: Skinner Auctions, July 5, 2006; Ex-Coil Collection. Jug survives in excellent condition with minor base chips and a very minor spout chip. H 7 1/4".


Fine Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Bellarmine Jug w/ Twisted Handle, probably Frechen, Germany, 16th or 17th centuryFine Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Bellarmine Jug w/ Twisted Handle, probably Frechen, Germany, 16th or 17th centuryFine Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Bellarmine Jug w/ Twisted Handle, probably Frechen, Germany, 16th or 17th century

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