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The new wassail queen drinks a draught of cider. A piece of toast dipped in cider, well known as the favourite food of good spirits, is up t...

The new wassail queen drinks a draught of cider. A piece of toast dipped in cider, well known as the favourite food of good spirits, is up t...

Posset pot  Pot with two handles thrown in buff body with dark brown slip two thirds way down with white interlaced motifs around body and rim which has been absorbed in the slip  18th century Staffordshire or Derbyshire  Acquired 1931 Greenslade 17.5 cm high Mark:  c587

Posset pot Pot with two handles thrown in buff body with dark brown slip two thirds way down with white interlaced motifs around body and rim which has been absorbed in the slip 18th century Staffordshire or Derbyshire Acquired 1931 Greenslade 17.5 cm high Mark: c587

Hungarian puzzle jug, c.1864. These tricky jugs came with a fun challenge - to drink without spilling the contents. (difficult, as the neck was perforated.) There was normally a hidden hole in the rim, from which the winner would suck the liquid, up and through the hollow handle, possibly closing off some other unwanted holes with fingertips.

Hungarian puzzle jug, c.1864. These tricky jugs came with a fun challenge - to drink without spilling the contents. (difficult, as the neck was perforated.) There was normally a hidden hole in the rim, from which the winner would suck the liquid, up and through the hollow handle, possibly closing off some other unwanted holes with fingertips.

pitcher, Anonymous, c. 1600 | Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. This I only about 5 1/2 inches tall.

pitcher, Anonymous, c. 1600 | Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. This I only about 5 1/2 inches tall.

I have a "thing" for cool coffee mugs. I said COOL, not corny or joke ones. I like to have a collection and choose a cup reflecting my mood that morning, or have a nice selection for others to choose from :)

I have a "thing" for cool coffee mugs. I said COOL, not corny or joke ones. I like to have a collection and choose a cup reflecting my mood that morning, or have a nice selection for others to choose from :)

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