Posset Pot

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Object Name: 
Posset Pot
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 8.8 cm, W: 13 cm, D: 9 cm
On Display
about 1676-1677
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Jerome Strauss
Web Description: 
This colorless, lead glass pot was used for drinking posset, a beverage of hot milk curdled with wine or ale, usually spiced or sweetened, and thickened with oatmeal or bread. The liquid was sucked through the spout, and the residue was eaten with a spoon. The A raven’s head seal is located on the spout of this vessel.
Strauss, Jerome (1893-1978), Source
Primary Description: 
Posset Pot. Colorless lead glass; blown, molded, applied. Straight-sided bucket bowl with rounded, gadrooned base; pair of applied loop handles with curled attachments at the bottom; applied S-shaped spout with applied raven's-head impressed seal at the base; rough pontil mark.
Corning Museum of Glass
Changing Exhibitions Gallery
Liquid Refreshment: 2000 Years of Drinks and Drinking Glasses
Corning Museum of Glass 1993-04-24 through 1994-12-31
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass
Yokohama Museum of Art 1992-10-12 through 1992-12-13
The England of William Penn, 1644-1718
Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University 1982-09-08 through 1982-10-31
Glass Drinking Vessels from the Strauss Collection
Corning Museum of Glass 1955-06-13 through 1955-10-23
In Sparkling Company: Reflections on Glass in the 18th-century British World (2020) illustrated, p. 17 (fig. 4);
The Decanter: Ancient to Modern (2018) illustrated, p. 54 (fig. 5);
Glass of the Alchemists: Lead Crystal-Gold Ruby, 1650-1750 (2008) illustrated, p. 172, #21; BIB# 103865
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass (1992) illustrated, p. 82, #76; BIB# 35679
English Glass from the Strauss Collection (1980-04) illustrated, p. 310, fig. 1; BIB# AI7962
Important Acquisitions from the Strauss Collection (1980) illustrated, p. 109, #33; BIB# AI9181
George Ravenscroft and His Contributions to English Glassmaking (1967-12) p. 825, #6;
Some Pre-Ravenscroft Glasses (1950-05) p. 88, #1;
Annus Mirabilis (1949-12) p. 16, #27;