Queen Anne Britannia Standard Silver Chocolate Pot
Peter Pemberton, Chester, 1703
Of Chinese porcelain form, the inverted pear-form body with a swan's neck spout and a wood handle with an applied serrated strap with chains to the domed cover and finial cover. Height 7 3/4 inches (19.5 cm), approximately 18 ounces, all in.
Spink & Son, London
Chocolate had arrived in Europe through Spain in the middle of the 17th century. By 1657, the first chocolate factory had opened in the United Kingdom. Drinking chocolate, tea and coffee all took off amongst the leisure classes at the same time and different vessels were designed to properly serve each beverage. The earliest English chocolate pot is dated 1685. The form seen here with its distinct shape drawn from Chinese porcelain ginger jars was quickly replaced by the lighthouse form that was commonly used for coffee as well.
C Property of a Private New Jersey Estate
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