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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1949.114.11
People
Unidentified Artist
Title
Chocolate Pot
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
1713-1714
Places
Creation Place: Europe, United Kingdom, England, London
Period
Queen Anne (1702-1714)
Culture
British
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/229286
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver, fruitwood
Dimensions
26 x 16.5 x 16.5 cm (10 1/4 x 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 in.)
779 g
Inscriptions and Marks
  • hallmark: on body, near handle, struck: Britannia, lion's head erased, date letter
  • hallmark: struck on cover: lion's head erased
  • maker's mark: on body, by handle, struck: [illeg.] e [possibly for Jonathan Newton or Anthony Nelme, cf. Grimwade, nos. 2087 or 3741]
  • coat of arms: on body, engraved: Phelips impaling unidentified arms, in a lozenge [probably late 19th- or early 20th-century addition]
  • inscription: under base, engraved: S / * I * A *
Provenance
Archibald Alexander Hutchinson, New York, bequest; to the Fogg Art Museum, 1949.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Archibald A. Hutchinson, Esq.
Accession Year
1949
Object Number
1949.114.11
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Of tapering octagonal form on moulded foot, with panelled swan-neck spout with baluster drop at right angles to the wooden handle. Hinged, domed lid with baluster finial; the front engraved (possibly later) with a lozenge-of-arms within a foliate scroll and shell cartouche flanked by birds and husks, engraved under the base with initials S over IA.
Publication History

Christopher Hartop, British and Irish Silver in the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums/Yale University Press (Cambridge, Mass. and New Haven, 2007), pp. 104-105, cat. no. 105, repr. p. 105, details repr. p. 105.

Exhibition History

GenEd US12 American Encounters: Art, Contact, and Conflict, 1560-1860 (S427) Spring 2012, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/31/2012 - 05/12/2012

32Q: 2340 Cabinet Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 07/14/2015 - 09/24/2019

Resetting the Table: Food and Our Changing Tastes, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, 11/16/2019 - 11/28/2021

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