Date & Origin
England, c1770. Period of George III.
Age-related wear as shown. No chips cracks or restoration.
Height: 9cm Diameter: 10.8cm from handle to handle.
A rare 18th-century posset pot glass with a tapered bowl with twin handles and a swan-necked spout. The base features a rough pontil.
Posset was a warm drink of spiced milk curdled with wine or ale. You used the spout to suck the fluid (much like a straw) and a spoon for the solid residue.
A rare piece and only the 2nd example we have had.
Hand-made around the time of the Boston Tea Party on the 16th of December 1773.