Bellarmine or Bartmann Jug - Quart size

$ 30.00

The Bartmann jug ( German for" bearded man " )  also called Bellarmine jug is a type of salt glazed stoneware that was manufactured in Europe throughout the 16th and 17th centuries, especially in the Cologne region in what is today western Germany.  These very durable bottles were used for wine, ale, vinegar, oil, or water. A prominent feature of these bottles is a bearded human face which ornaments the neck opposite the handle.  The shape and size of Bartmann / Bellarmine jugs varies greatly from ones holding a pint, to others that hold a gallon or two.  The ones offered here hold approximately one quart,,, give or take an ounce or two.  Each one is made individually.    They are high fire stoneware, very durable, highly functional, but none of the pieces are salt glazed.  The jug pictured is not necessarily the one in stock, but is an accurate example of what you will receive. Thank you.