Overall: 6 1/8 x 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. ( 15.6 x 19 x 19 cm )
Flaring cylindrical wheelthrown vessel with four B-shaped handles radiating from center, with applied molded thumbpieces and twisted rope decoration; slip-decorated with raised impressions of medallions, rosettes, and other emblems and pots; lead glaze.
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
impressed: on sides of vessel: "IL"; "RA"; "1649"
Also known as a posset-pot or bragget-pot, this multi-handled drinking mug was probably intended as a loving cup to be passed around at festive occasions.
Denker, Ellen Paul. "Collector' legacies." The Magazine Antiques 167 (2005): 176-180.
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