Antique French confit pot in earthenware pottery
This is a lovely old French confit pot from the 1850s. It’s hand-thrown and has a warm, reddish half-glaze. It was sourced in Gascony, France.
Confit pots like this were designed to be stored indoors and were used for preserving meats and sausages before refrigeration. It’s a functional, time-served object and was essential to life in the country. Each village with a kiln had its own distinctive production style and even then, no two pots are the same.
Height 10 inches / 25cm
Width 12 inches / 30 cm
It’s in excellent condition. with no cracks or restoration. It has gently weathered to a warm patina,
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