Author: Nigel Jeffries

Nigel Jeffries is a Principal Specialist at the Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA), experienced in handling, characterising, recording, and researching medieval and later pottery, glass, and ceramic clay tobacco pipes. He manages MOLA's ceramics team and has extensive experience of leading or collaborating on Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) grant funded research and has a particular interest in the material culture of 17th and 19th-century London. He is the author of numerous academic articles, papers and books, is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA) and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London.

17th-century Frechen Bartmann Jugs and ‘Witch’ Bottles

Named after the bearded man that features on them and originating in the the mid- to late-16th century in the Rhineland, how did these stoneware pots become associated with 'witch' bottles?

Nigel Jeffries

2 May 2023

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