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  • The terms chapnut, and chapnet, were specified in the official list of the Pewterers' Company (Britain) records for 1612-1613 as a vessel weighing 6 or so to the pound. These terms are applied to a type of salt-cellar, and the term vessel itself was a hypernym for pewterware in general.

    Cf. French choppineaux or chaupineaux, synonyms for the burette later called a cruet, also fashioned in the past from pewter.

    December 31, 2011