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puzzle jug

puzzle jug

Date: 1800-1810

Media: pearlware

Size: h(cm) : 16.8 x l(cm) : 16.3 x w(cm) : 14

Acquired: 1953; Bequest; Ernest Morton Nance

Accession Number: NMW A 30774

Collection: Ernest Morton Nance Collection

This puzzle jug bears the initials of John Thackwell of Cardiff, a clock- and watchmaker, bailiff and alderman. Thackwell's wife was related to Edward Green, an agent at the Cambrian Pottery.


Larry Thackwell
10 June 2020, 03:50
If you ever come. Across something that Joan thackwell has made in Cardiff wales please let me know
Always yours
Lawrence welles thackwell, 91st.
Melanie, Art Dept Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales Staff
26 April 2019, 13:21

Dear Lawrence Thackwell,

Thank you for your comments. While there are many puzzle jugs on the market, as far as is known this is the only one that bears the name of John Thackwell. Unfortunately the Museum does not sell objects in the collections. Good luck with your search.


Lawrence thackwell
18 April 2019, 03:40
I would love to buy a puzzle jug, with john thackwells name on it, thanks alot

Lawrence thackwell
16 April 2019, 05:54
I would love to buy the puzzle jug
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