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U1014SW.BELLARMINESPLIT.M  Classic German brown saltglazed stoneware bellarmine bottle c1650 with large grimacing face and beard above symbolic florate medallion with deep ropework border, small roughly edged wirecut foot with baluster body and short tapering neck with wide cordoned neck and small strong arched handle. Overall dark brown on mid brown tigerglaze speckle with large area of grey glaze dripping to rear. Chip to front of lip to be restored, faint touchmarked area to rear side, small shallow  semicircle split in manufacture and glazed over. 8 1/2"high, 5 1/4"diameter   £sold

Bellarmine dripped and split character c1650

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