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Puzzle jug

Object Number: 
1951.369
Date: 
1699
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 x 4 3/4 x 4 in. ( 10.2 x 12.1 x 10.2 cm )
Marks: 
inscribed: in slip around rim: "E/G", "I/G", "9/9", "9/9"
Description: 
Wheelthrown redware bulbous mug with tubular spout protruding from a tube applied to the mug's cylindrical neck and connecting to the handle ending within a hole pierced near the base; slip decorated with iron brown under lead glaze.
Gallery Label: 
The pierced openwork at the neck necessitates drinking from one of its spouts. Puzzle jugs were commonly made in Europe, especially England, from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group