back bounded-next cafe calendar-large calendar cart close coat-check collapse donate download elevators expand explore filter grid-view hamburger heart hours join link list-view location mail more next nursing-room phone print programs ramp restrooms right-arrow search share shop thumbs-down thumbs-up tickets up toilet heart-filled zoom Skip to Content

Posset Pot

Decorative Arts and Design

Search and Share Tools

Posset Pot

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Unidentified Artist , Bristol, England

Date

1682

Medium

Tin-glazed earthenware

Accession #

1991.70 a-b

Dimensions

Please contact the Museum for more information.

Location

Currently Not on View

Description

Posset pots were intended as drinking vessels and 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 and 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.

Credit

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