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Miniature chocolate pot

Maker:
David Clayton (British, active 1689)
Date:
ca. 1720–30
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver, wood
Dimensions:
2 × 3 5/8 in. (5.1 × 9.2 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver-Miniature
Credit Line:
The Joseph M. and Aimee Loeb May Collection, 1963
Accession Number:
63.53.192a–c
Not on view
Note the projecting handle of the stirrer, which would have been made of wood on a full-size chocolate pot.
Marking: [1] Lion passant (English quality mark for sterling);
[2] maker's mark for David Clayton;
[3] cross hatching?

Location of marks
[1] on side of pot near rim
[2] on underside of base; on three blades of molinet
[3] on blades of the molinet
Joseph M. and Aimee Loeb May (until 1963; to MMA)
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