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.

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