Obverse Obsessions from The Imposter Series © 2005 Harriete Estel Berman 2005

Obverse Obsessions from  The Imposter Series  © 2005 Harriete Estel Berman   2005

This chocolate pot is based on a historical, sterling silver chocolate pot, dated 1760 by Zachariah Brigden (1734-1787) of Boston. In the 18th century chocolate was an exotic drink, praised for its healthy attributes. Casanova imbibed hot chocolate before his infamous exploits, touting chocolate’s aphrodisiac properties. Today chocolate lovers testify to their addiction while scientists research the effects of its active components.

My “grande”-sized, 21st century version standing at 23” tall is covered in chocolate packaging. The top and bottom edges use aluminum wrapped over a plastic core to mimic the silver foil of chocolate wrappers.

Chocolate pot constructed using pre-printed steel from recycled tin cans; sterling silver handle details and finial; 10k gold, sterling silver and aluminum rivets; aluminum foil over plastic core; brass pins; stainless steel screws; acrylic.

23” height
17” width at handle to spout
10” depth
Retail Price: $32,000
Photo Credit: Philip Cohen

This chocolate pot Obverse Obsession is on view at the Richmond Art Center, Richmond, Ca for January and February 2011.

Ask me for more details.

Views: 14

Comment

You need to be a member of crafthaus to add comments!

Join crafthaus

Latest Activity

Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"http://us3.campaign-archive1.com/?u=24a284f787c8287d35436bf47&id=f6848941c4&e=f3cd9047ca Hello. It is with great excitement that we announce our spring season of courses, events and exhibitions at the Goldsmiths’ Centre.…"
1 hour ago
Brigitte Martin liked Kirsty Pearson's photo
19 hours ago
Kathleen Kamal posted photos
21 hours ago
Brigitte Martin posted blog posts
23 hours ago
Leisa Rich added a discussion to the group Invisible:VisAble Exhibition
Thumbnail

Seeking more artists for Invisible:VisAble- do YOU know someone to recommend?

I am seeking some really great, positive artists whose art is informed by an "invisible" challenge. Are you an artist doing work conceptually inspired by epilepsy? Depression? Bipolar? Deafness? or? Do you know an artist who you might recommend?The idea for this exhibition happened when my deafness -- the most challenging of my medical issues and something I pretended didn’t exist for most of my life -- began insinuating itself into my creative fiber art practice. I saw it in art works I kept…See More
yesterday
Rameen Ahmed liked Brigitte Martin's blog post Morana Kranjec - Folded and Cut
yesterday
Brigitte Martin liked The Justified Sinner's photo
Monday
Brigitte Martin liked Aric Verrastro's photo
Monday
Brigitte Martin liked Aric Verrastro's photo
Monday
Aric Verrastro posted photos
Monday
Brigitte Martin posted a blog post

ART AUREA - Who Wears My Art?

Imagine a large table laid with creations by internationally renowned jewelry artists. Imagine you’ve never seen anything like this before, you’ve been asked to choose a piece of jewelry that suits you, and you’ll be professionally photographed afterwards.This scenario occurred repeatedly during the “Who Wears my Art?” photo…See More
Monday
Micki Lippe is now friends with Emily Hickman and Julie Brooks
Monday

© 2015   Created by Brigitte Martin.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service