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Chocolate pot

Probably Staffordshire, England



8-7/8 in x 7-7/8 in x 5-1/8 in (dia)


Glazed white earthenware

Credit Line

Historic Odessa Foundation, The David Wilson Mansion, Inc.

Accession Number



The underside of the lid and the outside bottom of the pot have "Rd. No. 826" and other pattern marks printed.  The outside bottom also has British Patent Office registry mark for 1883.


Ex coll. Mrs. E. Tatnall (Mary Corbit) Warner


The short, stubby spout suggests that this lidded container is for chocolate rather than coffee.  Its tapered sides and lid have asters painted in an airy composition, perhaps acknowledging Asian decorative influences. A bee hovers near the join of the handle.  A diamond-shaped mark of the British Patent Office Registry of Designs (established in 1842) incorporates the letter K in the right corner denoting 1883 as the year of manufacture.