A rare early English antique silver chocolate pot with straight tapering sides and domed lid typical of the period. Britannia standard silver*. Ivory side handle. Large size and good weight. The lid is detachable and is held in place by a pin and chain. The top finial is removable so that the chocolate can be stirred. Hand engraved to the front is a good contemporary armorial within a decorative cartouche. Contains 780 ml.Weight 780 grams, 25 troy ounces. Height 24 cms. Diameter of base 11.4 cms. London 1719. Maker either David Willaume or John Wisdome.