Porcelain Chocolate Warmer from 19thC. Paris.

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  • £650.00
  • €759 Euro
  • $774 US Dollar

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Porcelain Chocolate Warmer from 19thC. Paris.

A rare chocolate lover's item is this original 'Chocolatiere' or hot chocolate warmer/dispenser which came from a Victorian era café in Paris. The traditional style dispenser consists of a beautifully painted heavy china base tub, usually known as a 'Bain Marie' which holds hot water and can be heated from below which is topped by a brass lid having three receptacles to hold the three heavy china chocolate pots for dispensing the hot chocolate. The painted sides of the Bain Marie have traditional scenes of peasants by a doorway. The china base also has Lion Masks at either end with brass ring handles.

The heavy china pots have brass banding with handles. There are some minor chips to the spouts and one pot has an old crack going down it but is completely stable .
Other than that, the Chocolatiere is in really excellent condition, and dates between 1860-1890. Restoration of the china pots would greatly increase the value of the chocolate dispenser. Measurements are 23" long x 6" deep x 14" high. Signed by the makers LeJuste & Co, Paris (see photo of makers name on undernath of base).


  • H: 36cm (14in)
  • W: 58cm (23in)
  • D: 15cm (6in)


Circa 1860 - 1890

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A pioneer in decorative antiques, Malcolm has been in the business since giving up law studies and given his passion for French and Mediterranean art and traditions, it seems apt that his London shop/warehouse nestles beside the Eurostar Rail Terminus at London's St Pancras Station.

One of the foremost dealers in naive objects, folk art, fairground carvings and the visually decorative, he is driven by his love for objects that fire the imagination. Renowned for unearthing pieces with a rare magical quality, he sources the original, the one-off and the inspiration for regular long time clients and dealers or for newer contacts seeking either something beautiful for their homes or just the making of a good investment.

A visit to Relic Antiques 'Antique Warehouse' is guaranteed to open a door to a star quality stock. Expect the unexpected, from simple craftsman made pieces, or the flippantly amusing like period shop signs and fairground art, to the more sophisticated such as charming paintings and unusual examples of country furniture.

When in London visit the 'Antique Warehouse' which is located at 133-135 Pancras Road, London NW1 1UN and though normally open late afternoons only (3pm-6pm) on weekdays and 1pm-5pm on Saturdays, it is always worth calling ahead to make sure we are open. Also by appointment. Telephone +44 (0)7831 785059.

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