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  • Bartmann Jug—Large

    German potters called these vessels Bartmann jugs, meaning 'bearded man', after the bewhiskered face that adorns the neck. In 17th-century England, they were often referred to as Bellarmines -- a term used by collectors today -- as a caricature of…


  • Redware Puzzle Jug

    The Puzzle jug was an English drinking game from the 17th century. The trick was to cover up the right holes while drinking or the contents of the jug would be spilled down the front of the drinker. This example…