Dragon Puzzle Jug, Second
Dragon Puzzle Jug, Second
Dragon Puzzle Jug, Second
Dragon Puzzle Jug, Second
Dragon Puzzle Jug, Second
Dragon Puzzle Jug, Second
Dragon Puzzle Jug, Second

Dragon Puzzle Jug, Second

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Details

We weren't totally happy with the glaze colouring on this one and have therefore made it a second with a reduced price tag.  It is still a beautiful object and will work fine to confound your guests and create much merriment. 

Puzzle jugs are a lot of fun!  The descendant of the earlier fuddling cup, they were particularly popular during the 18th and 19th centuries. However, there are early examples from the Medieval period, and they still cause great amusement when presented to those not in the know.

Found in homes and taverns, they often had a poem or riddle inscribed on their side, challenging the drinker to drink without spilling a drop, something that is almost impossible if you don't know the secret but surprisingly easy if you do.

Green glazed and decorated with dragon head spouts, this jug sports a customary challenge on the side.  It has been hand-crafted in the traditional style, with hand-cut sections on the collar of the jug, making it seemingly impossible to drink from. 

Inscription reads :

Come drinkers all and try your skill

I'll hold a wager if you will

that you can't drink this liquor all

but make a spill and let some fall

'Add To Cart' items are ready to send straight away. Please be aware that if bought alongside 'Pre-order' items, your order will be sent when all items are ready. 

'Pre-order' items are made to order, and we will dispatch them as soon as we have handcrafted them for you; this usually takes 90 days, but international orders can take a little longer.

 Materials

Earthenware, green glazed. 

Dimensions

Approx 235 mm tall, 160 mm diameter, spout to handle 220 mm

Health and Safety

As with all of our museum-quality replicas, this piece has been fired to achieve an authentic finish.   Like the original it has been made with a series of internal tubes that allow the liquid to be drunk, similar to using a straw.  Although very clever, it does mean that these tubes can be challenging to clear.  As a result, we suggest that you only use water in this jug, as other beverages may be more challenging to clean out of the internal tubes.  The jug must be completely dried out after use to avoid the growth of mould inside the internal tubes.   DO NOT USE this jug if you are not 100% sure it has been cleaned and dried correctly.  

Production

This replica has been hand made in Northumberland by Potted History, it is inspired by original artefacts.  As with the original, this replica has been wheel-formed; it has then been finished using a Green glaze to emulate the original glaze used.  As this is a handmade object, there will be some variation in colour and form, and you may not receive the jug pictured.  However, we try to represent the variations in the images we take, so please look at all of the images. 


Postage
All items are sent using a second-class postal service; if you wish to have an item sent first-class, please contact us for a quote. Many Thanks

 

SHIPPING
We ship our fabulous replicas worldwide.
Shipping costs are worked out during checkout. They are based on where you are in the world and how heavy your parcel is, which can be very variable.

All items are sent using a second-class postal service. If you wish to have an item sent first class, please contact us for a quote. Many Thanks

RETURNS
If you aren't completely satisfied with your Potted History piece, please get in touch to organise a return. Email us at

clare@rothburycreates.co.uk

Then you can send it back at your own cost in an unused condition within 30 days, and we'll refund you for the cost of the item or items returned. If you include your order number with the returned package, that will speed things up. Please leave any original packaging intact.

Our returns address is:
Potted History, Gregory Court, Rothbury, Northumberland, NE65 7SW

PRODUCT VARIATION

Please be aware that due to items being handmade and finished, colour variations will occur during the making process, and each replica will have some differences.  Also, know that the item photographed may not be the one that you receive, and colours can appear differently on different screens.  Please ensure you look at all the images to get a fully formed idea of the item you are ordering as we try to capture the variations within the images we share.  If you prefer a specific colour variation, please contact us before ordering. 

Don't take our word for it

Hello Graham and Sarah, I wanted to message because I ordered your holy grail pot for my dad's birthday and he is over the moon with it.

Rachel Frankish

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Nottingham University Museum

I love it! I love everything about it, what it represents, why you made it and the history behind it. It was worth the wait! Thank you so much.

Gillian Castle