Rare antique 18th century copper chocolate pot with Treen Stirring Stick. The drinking of chocolate became very fashionable in 18th century coffee houses, this example is of low baluster form with turned side handle of turned wood, over raised base. The lid with spout has a hinged cover so that the swizzle stick can be used to whisk up the chocolate. Note the seamed construction.
As illustrated in Collecting Antique Copper & Brass by Peter Hornsby p170. Also see Gentle & Field Domestic Metalwork 1640-1820 AAC for similar and Treen for the Table by Jonathan Levi ACC Pl52/2 p175 for similar chocolate whisk.
English, circa 1710 - 1730
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