Lambton Worm Puzzle Jug
Lambton Worm Puzzle Jug
Lambton Worm Puzzle Jug
Lambton Worm Puzzle Jug
Lambton Worm Puzzle Jug
Lambton Worm Puzzle Jug
Lambton Worm Puzzle Jug
Lambton Worm Puzzle Jug
Lambton Worm Puzzle Jug

Lambton Worm Puzzle Jug

Regular price£220.00
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***This item is MADE TO ORDER, and we will dispatch it as soon as we have handcrafted it for you; this usually takes 90 DAYS, but international orders can take a little longer ***


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

This puzzle jug celebrates the story of Sir John Lambton and the "Aaaaful Lambton Worm" and is inscribed with the chorus from the traditional folk song.  Like Sir John, the drinker will have to overcome apparently insurmountable odds if they wish to drink it's contents, 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/Lambton Worm head spouts.  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 :

 Whist lads haad yor gobs

Aa'll tell he's aall an aaful story

Whist lads hadd ye's gobs

An' aa'll tell ye's boot the Worm 


Earthen ware, green glazed. 


Approx 250 mm tall, 140 mm diameter, spout to handle 195 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 difficult to clear.  As a result we suggest that you only use water in this jug as other beverages may be more difficult 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.  


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. 
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'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.

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

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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


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. 

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