Overall: 4 x 4 3/4 x 4 in. ( 10.2 x 12.1 x 10.2 cm )
inscribed: in slip around rim: "E/G", "I/G", "9/9", "9/9"
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.
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.
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
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