Overall: 6 x 7 3/4 x 4 1/2 in. ( 15.2 x 19.7 x 11.4 cm )
Wheelthrown redware mug with modeled figure of a man in wide-brimmed hat astride cannon-shaped spout and four modeled figures, possibly of animals, atop tubular rim, which is banded underneath by pierced holes; body decorated with raised slip dots and impressed rosettes; lead glaze.
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
impressed: on medallions: "GR"; "1648"
According to accession records, this object came from a house in Kent, England. The pierced openwork of the neck necessitates drinking from one of its spouts. Puzzle jugs were commonly made in Europe, especially England, from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries. This example is also called Wrothamware.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.