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19th-Century Vintage French Pottery Hot Chocolate Pot (2 persons)

48.00
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19th-Century Vintage French Pottery Hot Chocolate Pot (2 persons)

48.00

The French have had a long love affair with hot chocolate. With its introduction to France in the 17th century, people could not drink enough of it. The earliest hot chocolate pots or chocolatières were made of silver and only for the wealthy. With the introduction of cocoa powder in the early 19th century, a new hot beverage made from the powder and milk with a bit of sugar became readily available to ordinary individuals. A new simple and less expensive vessel was made for serving the drink. You can always tell if a pitcher is meant for hot chocolate. It will have a side handle. These pieces were used primarily for breakfast, serving hot cocoa alongside coffee.

I have two chocolate pots available. This one is a wee bit older dating from the late 19th century. Each has a beautiful, dark brown glaze finish. The patina makes it clear that both are early pieces but with so more function left in them. Expect imperfections in the glaze but understand that it only adds to their beauty. There are no chips or cracks. This one is a perfect size for two. (Just a bit smaller than the other chocolate pot that I have in the shop.) I love the details on the spout and the shape of the handle. Form and function. Use them to serve cream at your table. Hold flowers on your desk. Or add to your collection of rustic French clay pottery. These chocolate pots don’t come around often so I buy them when I can. This one came from a wonderful brocante I stumbled upon with Tim when we were in Burgundy this year. I thought they might be a favorite with you. Be ready for the fall season and enjoy a cup of something warm. (Psst . . . add a bit of Cognac to the hot chocolate in the evening on a cold winter’s night. Yum.)

4 3/4 inches tall

Roughly 3 inches in diameter.

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The French have had a long love affair with hot chocolate. With its introduction to France in the 17th century, people could not drink enough of it. The earliest hot chocolate pots or chocolatières were made of silver and only for the wealthy. With the introduction of cocoa powder in the early 19th century, a new hot beverage made from the powder and milk with a bit of sugar became readily available to ordinary individuals. A new simple and less expensive vessel was made for serving the drink. You can always tell if a pitcher is meant for hot chocolate. It will have a side handle. These pieces were used primarily for breakfast, serving hot cocoa alongside coffee.

I have two chocolate pots available. This one is a wee bit older dating from the late 19th century. Each has a beautiful, dark brown glaze finish. The patina makes it clear that both are early pieces but with so more function left in them. Expect imperfections in the glaze but understand that it only adds to their beauty. There are no chips or cracks. This one is a perfect size for two. (Just a bit smaller than the other chocolate pot that I have in the shop.) I love the details on the spout and the shape of the handle. Form and function. Use them to serve cream at your table. Hold flowers on your desk. Or add to your collection of rustic French clay pottery. These chocolate pots don’t come around often so I buy them when I can. This one came from a wonderful brocante I stumbled upon with Tim when we were in Burgundy this year. I thought they might be a favorite with you. Be ready for the fall season and enjoy a cup of something warm. (Psst . . . add a bit of Cognac to the hot chocolate in the evening on a cold winter’s night. Yum.)

4 3/4 inches tall

Roughly 3 inches in diameter.