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Modern Era, Europe

This spool like frother was used to prepare drinking chocolate in traditional drinking chocolate pots. Plunged into the cocoa in hot milk or water, the grooved spool was twizzled with two hands until the beverage became frothy.


Gilliers, chef d’office. Le Canaméliste français ou nouvelle instruction pour ceux qui désirent d’apprendre l’office, rédigé en forme de dictionnaire, contenant les noms, les descriptions, les usages, les choix et les principes de tout ce qui se pratique dans l’office, Nancy, J.-B.-H. Leclerc, 1768, p.38. 


  • Type: Frother
  • Materials and techniques: Wood Porcelain
  • Dimensions: 31.5 x 6.5 cm
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