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: Applied Art
: puzzle jug
: Tin-glazed earthenware puzzle jug. Inscribed verse: 'Here Gentlemen Come try yr skill I le hold a wager if you will that you Don't Drink this liqr all without you spill or lett some Fall' It has a slim rounded body on a footrim and a wide cylindrical neck pierced with flower heads with four heart-shaped and four oval petals. These are separated by two vertical heart-shaped piercings and there is a hollow rim with three spouts and a tubular handle engaged with the body. It is painted in blue on a pale bluish glaze. There are three-flower stems on each side of the verse and diagonal dashes on the rim and handle. There are dashes on the neck.
: Liverpool (probably)
: 1740-1765: [Book] Britton, Frank. 1982. English Delftware in the Bristol Collection. 3.4.
: Bequest of Joseph Stone Hodges, 1961.