Chocolate Pot French Antique Copper 'Georgian' Pot Oak Handle Solid Hand Cut New Mill Tin Lined Dents Hole for Mill Mollinet No Spout
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Chocolate Pot French Antique Copper 'Georgian' Pot Oak Handle Solid Hand Cut New Mill Tin Lined Dents Hole for Mill Mollinet No Spout


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  • Details
    Now this is a rare find - I don't say that very often but in this case this is an authentic late 1700's, early 1800's Chocolate pot with all the attributes you would expect from a hand made piece.

    It has a 'wolf's teeth' jointed base, beautifully done and in excellent condition, hammered into shape by an artisan Coppersmith. It has the stamp EA both on the lid and on the body.

    The lid has a reassuring hole in the top for the wooden Mill, Moussoir or Molinet that is there to stir the very expensive chocolate mix in it. There is wear around the hole. There are some small pin dents where the mill has hit the lid. It has some wavyness in the lid edge but remarkably it sits snugly in the body. The base has many indentations from the mill hitting it over the years, it is watertight.

    There is a new chocolate Mill or Mollinet or Stirrer that comes with the antique pot.

    The body has numerous dents and small indentations.

    The handle mount is firmly fixed, the wooden handle has a wobble.

    This is a museum piece that was found in Chartres. This has been professionally polished and cleaned by Atelier du Cuivre in Villedieu les Poeles.

    This was originally used for chocolate in the mid to late 1700's to early 1800's, as the process for grinding cocoa beans was in it's infancy the chocolate 'powder' which was ground cocoa nibs using a 'metate' or grinding stone, used to fall to the bottom so it was customary to use a Mill (not unlike a honey dipper or drizzler) to stir the chocolate before pouring.

    It is very rare to find a pot like this that hasn't been altered with a fineal on the top to close off the hole - later chocolate pots, after the invention of Chocolate powder in 1828 by the Dutch Chemist Vanhouten, have a fineal, or another type of handle, rather than a hole.

    This is a French one that takes it design from the English Georgian coffee pots, where the fashion of drinking chocolate started. There is no spout which is an indication of an older chocolate pot, this enables the mixture to stay within the pot itself and not get stuck up the spout.

    It is 18 cm high, 11.5 cms across the base, Which is 7 ins and 4 1/2 ins, end of handle to far edge is 25cm 9 3/4inches. It weighs 688 grams which is 1lb 8.3 ozs. Please note all conversions are approximate.

    No 9692

    All our items are sent tracked and insured via our parcel post, we charge by the kilo just the postage charges and nothing for packing - we double box and use peanuts, polystyrene and bubble wrap.

    All the items we sell have been refurbished or restored to the best of our ability, they are all vintage or antique copper pans from France that have usually seen one culinary life - our aim is to ensure they are fit for another.

    We refurbish all our pans and kitchen accessories. They are polished, they are cleaned thoroughly, the handles are checked, the interiors are checked for completeness - we renovate old tin and re-tin as necessary. You are getting a good vintage pan in a nearly new condition that can be used immediately - or an antique pan that is ready for another session in your kitchen.

    Be assured - all our pans are good old fashioned vintage or antique pans - made in the old fashioned, beautiful, robust and proper way, made to last a lifetime .
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