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April 16, 2010

For your château? Chocolate Pot and Warmer

Chocolate Pot and warmer, The Young Moor's Head Factory, 1761-69. Tin-enameled earthenware. 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Perhaps each morning you would like to be served chocolate in bed, you know, just to get you a bit energized for the day or at least for your toilette.   This pot is made of clay, fired then glazed with a special glaze that would conceal any clay-colored flaws.  The result is a perfect piece, hand painted with a floral and feathery motif.  The colors are soft and would surely brighten any morning.  Would you select this piece for your château?

15 comments

  1. It's extravagant, but bien sur.

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  2. Sure, i'd take it...but if it was given to me i'd hope they kept the receipt, just in case i should get nauseous...

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  3. Hey! you know someone paid a lot of money for that.... :p

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  4. It is lovely, I really enjoy seeing all of this great stuff, thank you for sharing it.

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  5. @Emma Hox & @Can't See Sheep:
    I know! I love this stuff too because...it is just fun to think, these pieces were once part of someones home- their everyday life. Even if they only noticed it in passing...

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  6. Love it, as it is made up of the colors in my living room.

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  7. Oh YES! That's exactly what I can need for my Saint Petersburg Palace!

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  8. that is amazing! I have heard of these and they are so wonderful!

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  9. @Lauren, to me objects like this are pieces of history & I love seeing these little bits of it as they help to create a more fleshed out, more intimate picture of a time period for me. These "little" details can say so much! This is great & your blog is a real gem. :)

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  10. @Can't See Sheep: I could not agree more! Merci beaucoup!

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  11. how high are the lead levels in the glaze?

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  12. Wow! This is very clever! In the 21st century, I've never heard of creating such pot!

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