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|location=*[[Diagon Alley North Side|North Side]], [[Diagon Alley]], [[London]], [[England]], [[Great Britain]]
 
|location=*[[Diagon Alley North Side|North Side]], [[Diagon Alley]], [[London]], [[England]], [[Great Britain]]
*[[Hogsmeade]], [[Scotland]], [[Great Britain]]
 
 
*[[Knockturn Alley]], [[London]], [[England]], [[Great Britain]]
 
*[[Knockturn Alley]], [[London]], [[England]], [[Great Britain]]
 
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'''Potage's Cauldron Shop''' was the first shop one encountered when entering [[Diagon Alley North Side|North Side]], [[Diagon Alley]] from the [[Leaky Cauldron]]. It sold all types of [[cauldron]]s, displaying them in a stack outside the shop, under a sign which read: "Cauldrons - All Sizes - [[Copper Cauldron|Copper]], Brass, [[Pewter Cauldron|Pewter]], Silver - [[Self-Stirring Cauldron|Self-Stirring]] - [[Collapsible Cauldron|Collapsible]]."<ref name="PS5"/> It is owned by [[Potage|Madam Potage]].
 
'''Potage's Cauldron Shop''' was the first shop one encountered when entering [[Diagon Alley North Side|North Side]], [[Diagon Alley]] from the [[Leaky Cauldron]]. It sold all types of [[cauldron]]s, displaying them in a stack outside the shop, under a sign which read: "Cauldrons - All Sizes - [[Copper Cauldron|Copper]], Brass, [[Pewter Cauldron|Pewter]], Silver - [[Self-Stirring Cauldron|Self-Stirring]] - [[Collapsible Cauldron|Collapsible]]."<ref name="PS5"/> It is owned by [[Potage|Madam Potage]].
   
A branch of the shop is also located in [[Hogsmeade]], and one is located in [[Knockturn Alley]].
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A branch of the shop is also located in [[Knockturn Alley]].
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
 
===1991===
 
===1991===
In [[1991]] [[Harry Potter]] and [[Rubeus Hagrid]] came to Potage's to buy a [[Pewter Cauldron]] for Harry, since every first-class students had to be equipped with one.<ref name="PS5">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' - Chapter 5 (''Diagon Alley'')</ref>
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In [[1991]] [[Harry Potter]] and [[Rubeus Hagrid]] came to Potage's to buy a [[Pewter Cauldron]] for Harry, since every first year student had to be equipped with one.<ref name="PS5">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' - Chapter 5 (''Diagon Alley'')</ref>
 
[[File:Potage's_hoarding.png|thumb|Potage's Cauldron Shop hoarding]]
 
[[File:Potage's_hoarding.png|thumb|Potage's Cauldron Shop hoarding]]
 
===1992===
 
===1992===
 
During the [[Christmas holidays]], Potage's was temporarily closed, due "''to some faulty cauldrons causing a stir''". <ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)]]'' - PS1 version</ref>
 
During the [[Christmas holidays]], Potage's was temporarily closed, due "''to some faulty cauldrons causing a stir''". <ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)]]'' - PS1 version</ref>
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== Products sold ==
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* Pewter Cauldron, Size 2 (15 Galleons)
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* Brass Cauldron, Size 2 (21 Galleons)
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* Copper Cauldron, Size 2 (25 Galleons)
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*This was the first wizarding location, aside from the [[Leaky Cauldron]], to be introduced in the [[Harry Potter books|series]]. The shop's name is not revealed in the books. It is only given in a tour of [[Diagon Alley]] included on the DVD of ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'', and in the [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)|Game Boy Color version]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]''.
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*This was the first wizarding location, aside from the [[Leaky Cauldron]], to be introduced in the [[Harry Potter books|series]]. The shop's name is not revealed in the books. It is only given in a tour of [[Diagon Alley]] included on the DVD of ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'', and in the [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)|Game Boy Color version]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', and later confirmed in ''[[Pottermore]]''.
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*In the PS1 versions of ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)]]'' and ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)]]'', the storefront simply bears the name "Cauldrons".
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*Before the Diagon Alley expansion at ''[[The Wizarding World of Harry Potter]]'', one could find Potage's Cauldron Shop (actually just a fake storefront) in [[Hogsmeade]]. Following the expansion, it was replaced by [[Ceridwen's Cauldrons]].
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
Potage pronounced (pot-AZH), from the Latin-French root pot meaning drink, is a "soup", particularly a rich and creamy one. It has a more English cognate pottage (POT-idge), which usually refers to a vegetable soup, with or without meat.
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Potage, pronounced (pot-AZH), from the Latin-French root pot meaning drink, is a "soup", particularly a rich and creamy one. It has a more English cognate pottage (POT-idge), which usually refers to a vegetable soup, with or without meat.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' {{1st}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' {{1st}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)]]'' {{1st ID}} {{Comment|GBC version only}}
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)]]'' {{1st ID}} {{Comment|Known as ''Cauldrons'' in PS1 version}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)]]''
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)]]'' {{Comment|PS1 version only}}
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)]]'' {{Comment|PS1 version only}} {{Comment|Known as ''Cauldrons''}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)]]'' {{Comment|Briefly}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)]]'' {{Comment|Briefly}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Book]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Book]]''
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Potage&#039;s Cauldron Shop

Potage's Cauldron Shop was the first shop one encountered when entering North Side, Diagon Alley from the Leaky Cauldron. It sold all types of cauldrons, displaying them in a stack outside the shop, under a sign which read: "Cauldrons - All Sizes - Copper, Brass, Pewter, Silver - Self-Stirring - Collapsible."[1] It is owned by Madam Potage.

A branch of the shop is also located in Knockturn Alley.

HistoryEdit

1991Edit

In 1991 Harry Potter and Rubeus Hagrid came to Potage's to buy a Pewter Cauldron for Harry, since every first year student had to be equipped with one.[1]

Potage&#039;s hoarding

Potage's Cauldron Shop hoarding

1992Edit

During the Christmas holidays, Potage's was temporarily closed, due "to some faulty cauldrons causing a stir". [2]

Products sold Edit

  • Pewter Cauldron, Size 2 (15 Galleons)
  • Brass Cauldron, Size 2 (21 Galleons)
  • Copper Cauldron, Size 2 (25 Galleons)

Behind the scenesEdit

EtymologyEdit

Potage, pronounced (pot-AZH), from the Latin-French root pot meaning drink, is a "soup", particularly a rich and creamy one. It has a more English cognate pottage (POT-idge), which usually refers to a vegetable soup, with or without meat.

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit




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