PUZZLE JUGS & OTHER VESSELS (JUG) have a mechanical
puzzle or trick in their construction that affects the filling, pouring or drinking
- Top centre. A Royales Self Pouring Teapot from 1890.
- 2nd row 2nd jug. Made c.1860 by Elsmore and Forster in Staffodshire, this colourful jug will pour from the base on command. These jugs were sold with various designs including handpainted flowers, cock fighting, exotic animals and, as illustrated here, The Harlequinade.
- These Jugs date from 1750 to 1920. Despite the holes around the top it is possible to drink from them all without spilling any liquor.