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    Artist Name:

    Unknown

    Title:

    Posset Pot

    Date:

    1682

    Medium:

    Tin-glazed earthenware

    Dimensions:

    6 3/8 x 10 x 9 inches

    Credit Line:

    Gift from the Exposition Company for the Frances and Emory Cocke Collection to mark the retirement of Gudmund Vigtel

    Accession Number:

    1991.70 a-b

    On View - Stent Family Wing, Second Level, Gallery 201
    Intended as drinking vessels, posset pots were typically made in pewter, silver, glass, or tin-glazed earthenware. Popularized in the Elizabethan era, posset is a drink of hot milk mixed with ale, wine, or other liquors, often accompanied by sugar, spices, or other ingredients. The most familiar posset pots, dating to the last quarter of the seventeenth century, were typically double-handled pear shapes with slightly domed lids topped with mushroom-shaped finials.



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