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Object Name: Puzzle jug
Date: 1648
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Medium: Earthenware
Dimensions: Overall: 6 x 7 3/4 x 4 1/2 in. ( 15.2 x 19.7 x 11.4 cm )
Place made: Europe, England
Description: 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.
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Object Number: 1951.366[dup]
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Marks: Impressed on medallions: "GR"; "1648"

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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.