Close up view of workshop West wall

2013

View to left of cottage door showing a Delft tile from circa 1650 and three face mask fragments from Bartmann (bearded man) jugs. Also called “Bellarmine” after the Catholic bishop and persecuror of Protestants of that name. They are German (Cologne) in manufacture and date to the17th century. In East Anglia Bellarmines are often called “witch bottles” and were buried in the hearth or the doorstep to ward off witches. When discovered they have been found to contain nails, pins, finger nail clippings, urine or blood.

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