Posset pot, Late 17th or early 18th century. Museum no. 3841-1901

Posset pot, Late 17th or early 18th century. Museum no. 3841-1901

Posset pot
Netherlands
Late 17th or early 18th century
Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue
Museum no. 3841-1901

Celebration and Commemoration

Drinking alcohol has long been associated with celebration, but many traditions have disappeared. Posset was a nourishing warm drink of eggs, sugar, milk and breadcrumbs. Decorative posset pots were brought out for celebrations such as a wedding, Christmas or harvest feast.