Posset pot, 1660-1730.

Image number: 10284444

Posset pot, 1660-1730.

A tin glazed earthenware pot with a polychrome floral motif. Posset was an easily digested, nourishing drink or soup based on hot milk curdled with ales, beers or sack (sweet sherry), and flavoured with herbs and spices, such as ginger and cinnamon. It was used as a remedy for colds and other minor ailments.

Image number:
10284444
Credit:
Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Date taken:
20 October 2003 12:34
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Science Museum
 

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