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R1002SW.BELLSTONED.M   Striking crude brown salltglaze stoneware bellarmine c1600, with overall tigerglaze, dark brown spcckled over warm grey and buff underbody, with kiln and touchmarks, wide roughlywirecut base squat bulbous lopsided body with short wide neck, crude but prominent bearded facemask without emotion, over lareg tall oval belly medallion showing shield and coat of arms for Amsterdam. Bold large heavy handleto rear and wide cordoned mouth. Restoration over approx 1/5th including handle and neck above face, approx 3" diameter area to right shoulder and approx  2 1/2"diameter area to rear above base. Displays well and great drunken character with a very glazed expression! 8 1/8"high, 5 3/4"diameter an early and great looking bellarmine at a budget price £285

Totally stoned Bellarmine Amsterdam CofA