Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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puzzle jug or toby jug
  • unknown maker from England, United Kingdom
  • puzzle jug or toby jug, 1800s
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom?
  • earthenware, glazing
  • Object Height: 25.4 cm
    Object Height: 10 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7023.01

Puzzle jug in the form of a soldier in military uniform. There are perforations around the hat. There is an orifice for drinking on the side of the hollow handle. It is painted with bright colors. The military uniform is blue and red with gold buttons and gold epaulets on the shoulders. The hat is purple with a band of yellow.