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Chocolate Pot

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The chocolate pot is a raised straight-sided vessel with a center point that tapers inward from a broad rounded base toward a tall domed cover. The vessel is soldered to a splayed gadrooned foot with an applied foot ring. The lowest portion is composed of a fluted design with decorative...

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Inscription

Engraved "P / T [bullet] A" on a later applied shield surrounded by shell and scroll mantling.

Marks

To right of handle and within undecorated band on lid, opposite hinge, is stamped "EW" within a rectangle.

Provenance

Before 1991, acquired by the Cryder family of South Center, Pennsylvania; by descent to Dr. Elton Cryder; 1992, purchased at Dr. Cryder's estate acution, held by Nevius Auction Service, by Susan Lee of Lightstreet, Pennsylvania; 1993, purchased by the MFA at Christie's New York, January 22, 1993. (Accession date: Feb 24, 1993)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by a Friend of the Department of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture, and Marion E. Davis Fund

about 1706–18

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts

Dimensions

25 x 17.5 x 15.6 cm (9 13/16 x 6 7/8 x 6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1993.61

Medium or Technique

Silver, wood

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware