Puzzle Jugs & Trick Glasses Photos

Puzzle jugs & trick glasses were used in taverns as games. The drinker has to cover the right holes in these vessels to be able to imbibe without spilling the content on himself, not always easy under the influence of alcohol. In most cases the vessel itself contains a straw.

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Tin-glazed earthenware Fuddling cup from London, England at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Earthenware fuddling cup from England at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Tin-glazed earthenware puzzle mug from London or Liverpool, England at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Tin-glazed earthenware puzzle mug from England at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Tin-glazed earthenware Fuddling cup (1639) from London, England at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Earthenware fuddling cup (puzzle cup to drink from three cups without spilling) (c1650-1700) from England at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Tin-glazed earthenware puzzle mug (c1750) from London or Liverpool, England at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Tin-glazed earthenware puzzle mug (c1760) from England at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Puzzle jug made in Italy for St Louis World's Fair at Missouri History Museum. St. Louis, MO.Blue decorated puzzle jug with English rhyme at Phelps-Hathaway House. Suffield, CT.Blue decorated puzzle jug with English rhyme at Phelps-Hathaway House. Suffield, CT.Ceramic puzzle jug at Conference House. Staten Island, NY.
Puzzle jug made in Italy for St Louis World's Fair (1904) at Missouri History Museum. St. Louis, MO.Blue decorated puzzle jug with English rhyme at Phelps-Hathaway House. Suffield, CT.Blue decorated puzzle jug with English rhyme at Phelps-Hathaway House. Suffield, CT.Ceramic puzzle jug at Conference House. Staten Island, NY.
Metallic silver luster ceramic puzzle jug at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.Trick-glass goblet from Northern Europe at LACMA. Los Angeles, CA.German trick goblet at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.German trick goblet at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.
Metallic silver luster ceramic puzzle jug (c1820) at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.Trick-glass goblet (c1675-1750) from Northern Europe at LACMA. Los Angeles, CA.German trick goblet (late 17th C - early 18th C) at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.German trick goblet (18th C) at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.
German blown trick glass with stag siphon at Toledo Glass Pavilion. Toledo, OH.Germanic trick glass & glass drinking boot at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Spanish trick puzzle glass from Catalonia at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.
German blown trick glass with stag siphon (late 17th-early 18th C) at Toledo Glass Pavilion. Toledo, OH.Germanic trick glass (17th C) & glass drinking boot (c1650-1700) at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Spanish trick puzzle glass (early 17th C) from Catalonia at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.

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