A rare early German antique silver chocolate pot of baluster form with a turned wood side handle. Good weight. The lid is detachable, so that the chocolate can be stirred, and is held in place by a pin and chain. The top finial is fixed. Gilded inside. Weight 442 grams, 14.2 troy ounces. Height 16.5 cms. Spread across handle 15.5 cms. German silver marks for Hanover circa 1770. Maker Georg Carl Brenner.