Bartmann Bottle with Arms of Juelich-Kleve-Berg
Origin: Europe, Germany, Frechen
Overall: 7 5/8 x 6 3/8 x 6 1/4in. (19.4 x 16.2 x 15.9cm)
Stoneware, salt-glazed, brown
Acc. No. 1982-84
Bartmann bottle of globular shape with tapering neck molded at top and loop handle. Molded on the front of the neck is a mask of a bearded man and, on the belly, a seal bearing the arms of Juelich-Kleve-Berg in an oval. Orange and brown color on gray.
Label:Among the more common coats of arms on Bartmann bottles found over a broad geographic range are those associated with the Dukes of Jülich-Kleve-Berg, rulers of Frechen. This example was recovered from the 1613 wreck of the Dutch ship Witte Leeuw [White Lion] in the South Atlantic off the coast of St. Helena and parallels shards of two Bartmann bottles with a variation of these arms excavated at the Martin’s Hundred site on the James River in Virginia.
Provenance:Recovered from the 1613 wreck of the Dutch ship Witte Leeuw [White Lion] in the South Atlantic off the coast of St. Helena. Purchased from D. S. Wills, Nr. Hungerford, England