Silver Chocolate & Coffee Pots Photos

About 1700 chocolate became popular because of its alleged aphrodisiac properties. The art of seduction & the expense of the drink justified silver chocolate pots which stood taller than tea pots with a spout & a handle which were situated 90 degrees from each other. The same tall cylindrical shape evolved into coffee pots in the 1730s where the spout & handle were 180 degrees from each other. For pots in the transition period, it is hard to identify which drink was the purpose.

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Silver chocolate pot by Edward Winslow of Boston at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Silver coffeepot by John Fawdery of England at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Chocolate pot by Gabriel Sleath from London at Fowler Museum. Los Angeles, CA.Silver coffee pot by Michael Boult of Britain at Huntington Museum of Art. Huntington, WV.
Silver chocolate pot (1700-10) by Edward Winslow of Boston at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Silver coffeepot (1710) by John Fawdery of England at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Chocolate pot (1716-7) by Gabriel Sleath from London at Fowler Museum. Los Angeles, CA.Silver coffee pot (George I, 1715-6) by Michael Boult of Britain at Huntington Museum of Art. Huntington, WV.
Silver coffee pot by Paul de Lamerie of Britain at Huntington Museum of Art. Huntington, WV.Silver coffeepot by John White of England at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.Silver coffeepot by I.B. of Metz, France at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.Chocolate pot from Newcastle, England at Fowler Museum. Los Angeles, CA.
Silver coffee pot (George I, 1717-8) by Paul de Lamerie of Britain at Huntington Museum of Art. Huntington, WV.Silver coffeepot (c1724) by John White of England at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.Silver coffeepot (c1725) by I.B. of Metz, France at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.Chocolate pot (1734-5) from Newcastle, England at Fowler Museum. Los Angeles, CA.
Silver coffee jug by Paul de Lamerie of London, England at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Coffee pot by Peter Archambo from London at Fowler Museum. Los Angeles, CA.Silver chocolate pot by Zachariah Brigden & silver teapot by Benjamin Burt both of Boston at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.American silver Rococo coffee pot by Thomas Hammersly at Toledo Museum of Art. Toledo, OH.
Silver coffee jug (1738) by Paul de Lamerie of London, England at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Coffee pot (1739-40) by Peter Archambo from London at Fowler Museum. Los Angeles, CA.Silver chocolate pot (c1755) by Zachariah Brigden & silver teapot (c1762) by Benjamin Burt both of Boston at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.American silver Rococo coffee pot (c1760) by Thomas Hammersly at Toledo Museum of Art. Toledo, OH.
Silver coffeepot by Thomas Whipham & Charles Wright of London at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA.Silver jug by Daniel Smith & Robert Sharp & silver coffee-pot by John Swift at National Gallery of Canada. Ottawa, ON.Redware jar , cast metal coffee pot by Hiram Yale & Co. , mustard tin , native basket , shelf clock , redware cake mold , salt-glazed jug by Abraham Mead, stoneware preserve jar , & pewter whale oil lamp at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Silver coffeepot from China in Georgian style at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.
Silver coffeepot (1767-8) by Thomas Whipham & Charles Wright of London at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA.Silver jug (c1786) by Daniel Smith & Robert Sharp & silver coffee-pot (1733) by John Swift at National Gallery of Canada. Ottawa, ON.Redware jar (early 1800s), cast metal coffee pot by Hiram Yale & Co. (1824-35), mustard tin (c1858), native basket (c1840-50), shelf clock (c1809-49), redware cake mold (early 1800s), salt-glazed jug (1791) by Abraham Mead, stoneware preserve jar (late 1800s), & pewter whale oil lamp (1830-60) at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Silver coffeepot (1830-40) from China in Georgian style at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.
Silver chocolate pot by Peter Krider of Philadelphia at Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia, PA.Silver jug by Daniel Smith & Robert Sharp & silver coffee-pot by John Swift at National Gallery of Canada. Ottawa, ON.Copper & silver chocolate pot by Tiffany at Brooklyn Museum. New York, NY.Copper pot chocolatera used by priests to make chocolate to help Christianize native tribes at Bullock Texas State History Museum. Austin, TX.
Silver chocolate pot (1878) by Peter Krider of Philadelphia at Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia, PA.Silver jug (c1786) by Daniel Smith & Robert Sharp & silver coffee-pot (1733) by John Swift at National Gallery of Canada. Ottawa, ON.Copper & silver chocolate pot (c1879) by Tiffany at Brooklyn Museum. New York, NY.Copper pot chocolatera (c1725-49) used by priests to make chocolate to help Christianize native tribes at Bullock Texas State History Museum. Austin, TX.
Copper chocolatera of Spanish colonial era at Arizona History Museum. Tucson, AZ.Spanish copper chocolatera for cocoa drink at Arizona Historical Society Museum Downtown. Tucson, AZ.Pewter coffee pot & bowl at Millard Fillmore House. East Aurora, NY.
Copper chocolatera of Spanish colonial era at Arizona History Museum. Tucson, AZ.Spanish copper chocolatera for cocoa drink at Arizona Historical Society Museum Downtown. Tucson, AZ.Pewter coffee pot & bowl at Millard Fillmore House. East Aurora, NY.

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