Covered Puzzle Vase

Earthenware vase with a floral motif and a few hunting scenes in blue.

Covered Puzzle Vase
Rouen, ca. 1740
Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
H. 12 in. (30.5 cm), W. 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm)
Cat. 44
© Christophe Perlès

 

A puzzle jug — with its typical perforated neck here in the shape of flowers — was technically challenging to make as it was designed so as not to spill its contents through the holes. This covered example is particularly charming, with a surprise rooster placed inside.