The Joke is on You | Photography | Small
C-print on dibond, 40 cm. (15.7 in.) square; including suspensing frame
Titled and dated on the reverse
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The Joke is on You
Diederik Faber, © 2013
This photograph was commissioned by Aronson Antiquairs, Amsterdam with Delftware objects from the collection.
The puzzle jug is one of the oldest jokes in the Delft potters’ continually playful repertoire. Puzzle jugs were intended as an amusing tavern game or a conversation piece during a dinner party. One can only imagine the popularity of these objects in homes and taverns as drinkers attempted to consume the contents without causing a spill. After a long and alcohol-induced evening, it became an increasing challenge. The pierced openwork on the neck of the jug intentionally prevented any liquid in the body from being poured or consumed, and provided rounds of hilarity when the uninitiated attempted to drink from the vessel. Additional holes that were cleverly concealed made the challenge even more confounding.
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