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Posset pot with Chinese decoration, Netherlands, 1701-1750

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Glossary: posset pot

A vessel for posset (hot milk curdled with ale or wine and seasoned with spices). Made in England in the 1700s and 1800s out of stoneware, tin-glazed earthenware, or glass.