chocolate pot (chocolate pot)

Ownership/credit: Purchased with support from the V&A Purchase Grant Fund and the Reynolds Chard bequest.

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Inscribed under the base with the initials and date: M.B. 1729. Chocolate was first imported from the West Indies during the mid 1600s and at first, like tea, could only be afforded by the rich. The removable lid finial allowed this thick, syrupy drink to be stirred through the lid with a molionet or stick.


M.B. 1729

This object is on display at RAMM in the Making History gallery.

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