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BEEHIVE HONEY-POT

Honey-pot is a receptacle used for serving honey in the table.

Usually it is of cylindrical shape with a cover and, often, a fixed saucer-like stand with a serving spoon.








silver beehive honey-pot made by Paul Storr



A particular type of honey-pot is the beehive honey-pot.

It is of semi-ovoid shape, in the form of a skep (a beehive made of horizontal coils of straw).

The upper part of the pot is the cover, having a finial depicting one or more bees.

The best known example of silver beehive honey-pot was made by Paul Storr around 1800.

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