Sterling silver posset pot, London, England, 1698

Made:
1698 in London
maker:
William Andrews

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Sterling silver posset pot with two handles, spout and lid, hallmarked in London, by William Andrews, English, 1698

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.

It is made from sterling silver and the maker, silversmith Andrew Williams, was identified from the hallmarks on the base of the pot and the lid.

Details

Category:
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A641411
type:
posset pot
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • drinking vessel