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jug, jar, pitcher, ewer, cup, mug, and footring

updated sun 17 sep 00


priddy on sat 16 sep 00

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with regard to what Vince said on this, I disagree trivially, but this is=
hair-splitting situation, now isn't it?

the pitcher is for pouring fluid in general, the ewer is a specific form =
the pitcher, pitchers of all types usually do not have covers.
the ewer is thinner in profile and has an extended pouring lip.

a jug has a cover on a small opening and is for liquid storage primarily,=
for service. The pitcher, designed with a lip for smooth pouring is desi=
for table service. a jar, different from a jug, has a wide opening for st=
dry goods, and logically so, is rarely confused with a pitcher.

a cup is usually used for tea and is wider than it is tall and is designe=
d to
cool the tea for drinking at very particular temperatures, hence the thin=
of the walls and the saucer. A mug is used for generally warm or cool
applications and is thicker in the walls to increase insulative capacity.=

They are usually taller than wide, for insulative reasons again.

a footring, by the way, is for keeping the pot off the surface it sits on=
whatever reason-not for ease of glazing, in my opinion.

your mileage may vary a lot from this,

respectfully submitted,
elizabeth priddy

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