Artist: Brannan, James Howard, potter - 1803-1876; Date(s): 1827; Classification(s): lead-glazed earthenware, puzzle jug, slip-coated, Earthenware, slip-coated with incised decoration under lead glaze.; Acquisition: bequeathed by Glaisher, J.W.L., Dr, 1928 [GL.C.65-1928]
Description: Puzzle jug. Earthenware, slip-coated with incised decoration under lead glaze. Bulbous body with loop handle which forms a tube communicating with three sucking-spouts springing from the rim. Decorated on the lower part of the jug with rough sprays of flowers. Below the handle is a heart-shaped panel with the inscription, 'Drink to mee with your Heart and fill up unto the mark then drink mee pray without spilling or you will [pay] thre shilling'. Above, is a row of geometrical piercings with the date 'nov. 13 1827' incised. The neck is pierced with perforations forming the letters of the name 'JOHN ARNOLD'.