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Chocolate pot

Factory:
Meissen Manufactory (German, 1710–present)
Date:
ca. 1735–40
Culture:
German, Meissen
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain, gilt bronze, wood
Dimensions:
Height: 6 in. (15.2 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
The George B. McClellan Collection, Gift of Mrs. George B. McClellan, 1941
Accession Number:
42.205.136a, b
Not on view
This form of porcelain chocolate pot, based on a silver model, was made at the Meissen factory in the mid-eighteenth century; most surviving examples can be dated 1735 to 1745. The far larger number of extant Meissen pots for coffee and tea from this period attests to the greater popularity of those drinks in Germany.
Marking: None
[ Art market , Berlin, until 1931; sold for $160 to McClellan ] ; General George B. McClellan (1931–d. 1941; to his wife) ; Mrs. George B. McClellan (1941–42; to MMA)
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