Puzzle jug

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 17th to the 19th century.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group