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photoblog image Siauliai - Museum of Chocolate

Siauliai - Museum of Chocolate

 

As the notice behind indicates, a drinking-chocolate cup for use on carriage journeys!  Presumably the very deep saucer would catch any drips, or, one could pour into the saucer and drink more comfortably from that.  Check out the Website. You might notice that the only recognisable word in the Lithuanian is the French one :-)  Lithuanian is a Baltic language and the oldest living member of the Indo-Aryan group. It probably has more in common with Sanskrit than with neighbouring languages, although it has lots of Russian and Slavic loan words. 

 

Siauliai - Museum of Chocolate

 

As the notice behind indicates, a drinking-chocolate cup for use on carriage journeys!  Presumably the very deep saucer would catch any drips, or, one could pour into the saucer and drink more comfortably from that.  Check out the Website. You might notice that the only recognisable word in the Lithuanian is the French one :-)  Lithuanian is a Baltic language and the oldest living member of the Indo-Aryan group. It probably has more in common with Sanskrit than with neighbouring languages, although it has lots of Russian and Slavic loan words. 

 

comments (11)

Not exactly a rich source of cognates... smile but a lovely artifact...
Tom Wilson: Exactly smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 9 Nov 2017, 00:44
And, two handles...might be a useful item for me in a few years, Tom.
Tom Wilson: And so say all of us, Ray smile
What a beautiful vessel - and an interesting use! The language lesson is good - thank you!
Tom Wilson: A lovely cup, isn't it?
Elle est très belle et délicate.
Tom Wilson: C'est vrai, merci, Martine.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 9 Nov 2017, 06:48
It looks both delicate and practical too Tom
Tom Wilson: It does indeed, Chris.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 9 Nov 2017, 07:06
It looks valuable too Tom, you would not want to drop it in the carriage.
Tom Wilson: Pretty well priceless, I would think, Chad.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 9 Nov 2017, 09:53
The chocolate served in such a porcelain might be especially delicate. I recognise the Lithuanian word 'sokoladui'.
Tom Wilson: Yes, loan words from various languages are recognisable, but the Lithuanian ones are impenetrable!
It is so beautiful with the deep bowl and golden embellishments.
Tom Wilson: It caught my eye immediately, Mary.
It is a magnificent item of china isn't it.
Tom Wilson: It is, Brian.
Its beautiful, I'd be scared to use it!
Tom Wilson: I'd love to have the chance, though, Frank smile
A far cry from the old Hot chocolate drinking chocolate mugs used by Cadbury!
Tom Wilson: A trifle more refined, m'lud smile

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