Earthenware posset pot

Made:
1671-1750 in Netherlands
maker:
Unknown

White tin glazed earthenware posset pot, Dutch, 1671-1750

Posset, made from hot milk curdled with ale or wine, and sometimes thickened with breadcrumbs, was drunk as a popular remedy for colds. Spices could also be added to the mixture.

Details

Category:
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Object Number:
A42338
Measurements:
overall [incl handles]: 137 mm x 260 mm
type:
posset pot
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • drinking vessel
credit:
Loan, Wellcome Trust