coffee pot (coffee pot)

Ownership/credit: Purchased with support from the Sir Harry Veitch Bequest Trust Fund.

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Coffee had been common in Turkey and Arabia before it was adopted in Britain in the 1660s. It had a bitter taste and generous amounts of sugar were used to sweeten it. In a wealthy household in the 1700s, an elegant coffee pot like this one might be used.

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