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Post by dantheman August 29th 2013, 11:23 am

ebay sellers use the word Bellarmine when selling any old saltglaze pots,presumably in the hope it will attract the rich Bellarmine collectors

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Post by NaomiM August 29th 2013, 12:00 pm

One would presume that rich Bellarmine collectors would know their Bellarmines. Happy 
Bellarmine-style jug would be better description, otherwise it would be like me describing my Desimone-style Italian olive oil bottle as a Desimone olive oil bottle.

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Post by big ed August 29th 2013, 8:23 pm

actually the wild man or bearded man came before bellarmine was mentioned by about a hundred yrs or so But Dan is right it is a generic term used even for some pots without faces , Naomi I can't find the identical one can you post me a link please , or Potty if you found the same , Ta.
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Post by big ed August 29th 2013, 8:54 pm

Ok , found it , you are right it is the same , apart from the handle and very top , everything else is the same , so I stand corrected ,I got it wrong , it's hand thrown but by whom , where and when I don't know , still looks good though , Cheers all for the input , Ed Bellarmine Jug - Page 2 2838678103 
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Post by Potty August 29th 2013, 10:41 pm

Does look close enough to be fairly sure unfortunately Surrender 

Don't worry about getting one wrong mate, I've lost count of the things I've got wrong Big Laughter 

Still an interesting piece, my guess would be continental, maybe made for the higher end tourist trade, but no idea where.

I don't think you overpaid anyway, had you bought it at the price of an early one you'd be kicking yourself a lot harder Cheeky 

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Post by big ed September 5th 2013, 7:33 pm

Small update from museum in dover , reproductions were made from 1860- early 1900's.
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