Chocolate pot, c1760

This pot was produced by the Bow porcelain factory. Chocolate was introduced to London as ‘the West Indian Drink Chocolate’ around 1650, and chocolate drinking ‘Houses’ soon sprang up across the City. They continued to be fashionable until around 1800. Solid chocolate was not introduced until about 1847.

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Accession reference: Museum of London, 49.65a