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Tea Pot Puzzle Jug ?

by Vickie
(Oceanside, Ca)



Hi Peter,
I actually bought this from a antique webstore . . I was told that it is a puzzle jug? They had no idea of where it was made or the age.My findings on puzzle jugs are that puzzle jugs seem to be something you have to work at to get a drink out of because of the holes around the mouth of the vessel. Besides that. I am really hoping you can shed a tiny bit of light on this piece for me. I fell in love with it as soon as I seen it. I wasn't worried if it was authentic or not. Its just beautiful. I would however be curious to the age and origin.
Thank you,Vickie C.

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Mar 23, 2011
Thank you
by: Vickie

Peter, Thanks once again. I was hoping a bit older but the second half of the 20th century is good :) Gives me a starting point to play with. I really was hoping you recognized the character. Will do more searching. If you don't know I doubt that I will find it. :(

I originally had the impression that it was "Fu" (happiness), but it is really difficult to confirm it in this shape.


Mar 21, 2011
by: peter

Hi Vickie,
As far as I know most of these were made in the republic period, that would be 20th century. This one would probably be rather second half.
The body of such jugs or pots have the form of a Chinese character. Not always the same character, that is. I do not recognize this one, though.

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