Puzzle Jug

London, England, or Liverpool, England

About 1755

This globular jug with a long cylindrical neck is constructed in such a way that ordinary drinking or pouring is impossible. The jug has three spouts in the rim; one of them is connected with a concealed tube which runs through the rim and handle to the bottom of the jug. The other two need to be closed by the fingers before the contents can be consumed. The legend inscribed on the jug challenges the drinker to take a swig—the puzzle is to find out how!