Puzzle jug

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made in Musselburgh, Midlothian

Postcard of Puzzle jug.
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Puzzle jug

This earthenware puzzle jug was made around 1836 by Musselburgh Pottery in Midlothian.

The jug has a pierced upper body and a lower body painted with a band of polychrome flowers. The base is marked `10th October 1836 P J Muss`.

From 1750 onwards, large-scale potteries were established on the south side of the Firth of Forth, at Prestonpans, Prestongrange, West Pans, Musselburgh and Portobello. Much of the skilled workforce came from the older established Staffordshire potteries.

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Online ID: 000-180-002-437-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0504: National Museums Scotland Part 2
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  K.1997.1135
Date: 1836
Around 1836
Material: Earthenware; painted; body and handle damaged and repaired. Inscription: Base: 10th October 1936 / P J / Muss
Dimensions: 190 mm H x 200 mm W
What: Jug, puzzle
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain
Who: Musselburgh Pottery, Musselburgh Pottery, Musselburgh, Midlothian (Maker)
Where: Scotland, Midlothian, Musselburgh (Musselburgh Pottery)
Description: Earthenware puzzle jug with pierced upper body and lower body painted with band of polychrome flowers, base marked `10th October 1836 P J Muss`, made by the Musselburgh Pottery
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