Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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puzzle mug or trick mug
  • Robert Bruce Horsfall, decorator
    born: Clinton, Iowa, United States ; died: Washington, DC, United States
    Rookwood Pottery, manufacturer
    active 1880–1967
  • puzzle mug or trick mug, 1894
  • Where object was made: United States
  • earthenware
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 130 x 97 x 143 mm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 5 1/8 x 3 13/16 x 5 5/8 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.3372
Label Text

Cylindrical mug with a band of small holes around the top. There is an image of a man on one side, with glasses pushed up to his forehead. The mug is glazed with a green-brown glaze.