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Posset pot

Date:
1710
Culture:
British, Staffordshire
Medium:
Lead-glazed earthenware
Dimensions:
Height: 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm); Diameter: 7 7/8 in. (20 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Pottery
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Francis P. Garvan, 1941
Accession Number:
41.194.5
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 512
Inscribed "The best is not too good for you 1710." Posset was a popular warm drink of milk curdled with wine or ale.
Inscription: Inscribed around lip: THE • BEST • IS • NOT • TOO • GOOD • FOR • YOV • 1710
Mrs. Francis P. Garvan (until 1941; to MMA)
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