Puzzle jug

Title:
Puzzle jug
Date: 
1699
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 x 4 3/4 x 4 in. ( 10.2 x 12.1 x 10.2 cm )
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Object Number: 
1951.369
Marks: 
inscribed: in slip around rim: "E/G", "I/G", "9/9", "9/9"
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group