Travelling Coffee Service, 17th -18th century Comprised of a Japanese box with hinged lid, the sides and lid decorated with lacquer work with scenes of stylised landscapes. It included a coffee pot, cup and saucer, sugar bowl, spoon and phials. These are decorated with spray of leaves in purple and blue enamels and gold. Size: Length of Box: 17.4 cm. Acquired with the aid of the NACF and the V Purchase Grant Fund Artist / Maker: Sevres Porcelain Place: France / Japan
Confessions of Crafty Witches Since we are going to be Talking about Chocolate the next few Days Let us Thank the Goddess of Chocolate Ixcacao Mayan Goddess of Chocolate Ixcacao is the Mayan Goddess of the Cacao tree and the chocolate that is made from the the fruit of that tree. She had humble, but honorable origins as an ancient fertility goddess. She was an Earth Goddess in a matriarchal society where women gathered the crops and saw to it that everyone was fed.
The Lost World of the London Coffeehouse - In contrast to today’s rather mundane spawn of coffeehouse chains, the London of the 17th and 18th century was home to an eclectic and thriving coffee drinking scene. Dr Matthew Green explores the halcyon days of the London coffeehouse, a haven for caffeine-fueled debate and innovation which helped to shape the modern world.
Unthinkable!!!!! The women’s petition against coffee : representing to publick consideration the grand inconveniencies accruing to their sex from the excessive use of that drying, enfeebling liquor, 1674. Document, *EC65.A100.674w Houghton Library, Harvard