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Posset pot and cover

Posset pot and cover

  • Place of origin:

    Frankfurt am Main (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1690-1700 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware painted in colours

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Stuart Gerald Davis

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 49, shelf 1 []

Physical description

Squat with convex sides, two vertical handles, and domed cover with flat knob handle. Inside, a pierced shelf to hold one of the ingredients. The painted decoration is of Chinese figures among fantastic plants.

Place of Origin

Frankfurt am Main (made)


ca. 1690-1700 (made)


Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware painted in colours


Height: 13.9 cm, Width: 27.9 cm

Object history note

Originally thought to be English, Lambeth, about 1670.

Descriptive line

Posset pot and cover of buff earthenware covered with a tin glaze and painted in colours. German, Frankfurt am Main, about 1690-1700.

Labels and date

Posset pot and cover
Made in Frankfurt on Main, Germany late 17th century
Tin-glazed earthenware

C.74&A-1951 Stuart G. Davis Bequest [16/07/2008]


Tin glaze; Earthenware



Subjects depicted

Figures; Plants


Ceramics; Faience; Earthenware


Ceramics Collection

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