Couple Drinking Chocolate
Modeler Johann Joachim Kändler German
Manufactory Meissen Manufactory German
The popularity of tea, coffee, and hot chocolate in eighteenth-century Europe is reflected in the prominence with which these beverages are depicted in porcelain figural groups. On this example, a couple drinks hot chocolate, as indicated by the chocolate pot—recognizable by the small hole in the lid—on the table. It is similar to a full-scale Meissen chocolate pot in the Museum's collection (see 42.205.136a, b). They drink from tall handleless beakers, a form of cup used for chocolate and coffee.