Who doesn't love a nice piece for the kitchen? Remember when we talked about taking chocolate in bed for breakfast and how yummy it is to be so fashionable? Well let me introduce the pot your chocolate would have been served from!
This lovely piece was owned by Maria Leczinska. It is silver-gilt and part of an 18 piece set which features her arms. The set is special because it was a gift from Louis XV! He chose to gift the Queen with a lovely set of china after she gave birth to the Dauphin.
He was obviously thoughtful in his choice! The detailed feel of the pot and the spout are little dolphins, (the french is dauphin.) The fancy feet and spout show how rococo design could morph into practical everyday objects, creating an object of fabulous craftsmanship and style. Anyone for chocolat?