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Posset Pot Posset Pot

This is a posset pot. It was manufactured by de Paeuw (the Peacock Factory). It is dated 1705–40 and we acquired it in 1986. Its medium is tin-glazed earthenware. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was bequest of Walter Phelps Warren. It is credited Bequest of Walter Phelps Warren.

Its dimensions are

12 x 21 x 21 cm (4 3/4 x 8 1/4 x 8 1/4 in.)

It has the following markings

On bottom of body and lid, in underglaze blue: "DPAUW" (De Paauw factory)

Cite this object as

Posset Pot Posset Pot; Manufactured by de Paeuw (the Peacock Factory) ; Netherlands; tin-glazed earthenware; 12 x 21 x 21 cm (4 3/4 x 8 1/4 x 8 1/4 in.); Bequest of Walter Phelps Warren; 1986-61-70-a,b

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Foreign Exchange.

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