Kircherian Chocolate Cup

$25.00
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During the 17th century, chocolate was first introduced to Western Europe by the Spanish. Drinking hot chocolate was the easiest and most popular form to indulge in this luxury import, often prepared in its very own chocolatière, or chocolate pot. The vast enthusiasm for chocolate inspired much porcelain and ceramic chocolate cups to be produced, with varying styles among different countries. 

This diminutive cup offers a delightful vessel to enjoy drinking chocolate from. In white-glazed ceramic, it stands upon three feet embellished with gold highlights. More decorative gold adorns the rims and handle. Each chocolate cup holds a small motif at the bottom of the interior. The motifs rendered on both the exterior and interior derive from the Museum's Athanasius Kircher exhibition. More information about the exhibit can be found here.

Each exterior image variant comes in red, blue, and/or gold. Please note that not all of the available listed variants and colors are represented in the photos above. 

2.25" tall x 2" wide (not including the feet or the handle)

Kindly hand wash our china and refrain from using in the microwave. You may drink non-chocolate beverages from this cup as well. 

A Note About Our Commemorative Products: This item is produced by and for the Museum only, and is made under its direct and careful supervision. The quality of Museum reproduction and adaptations is an overriding concern. Proceeds, as always, are used entirely in support of the Museum and its programs.