18th Century Porcelain Puce Cylindrical Chocolate Pot


A cylindrical porcelain chocolate pot, dating from around 1740.

Delicately painted with puce flowers (daisies, tulips, roses, clematis) the pot is of elegant form with relief moulded handle and spout.

Though unsigned, the pot is almost identical in shape to a Meissen example from the service of Elector Clemens August of Cologne, which passed through Bonham’s on 15th June 2016.

The condition is good, though there is a small chip to the spout and handle. The turned wood lid is a later replacement, but fits with the character of the piece. Though the side handle has loosened over time, it is still firmly attached to the porcelain.

Height: 21.5cm (8½”)
Diameter: 11cm (4¼”)
Weight: 839g