19th Century French Confit Pot with Mustard Yellow Glaze
Charming antique French confit pot from the Perigord region in southwest France, circa 1890s. Having a mustard yellow glaze and 2 small handles, traditional earthenware vessels like this one were a staple in French kitchens, especially in the South of France where the weather was warmer. Confit means “to preserve, " and these utilitarian pots made it possible to cook different types of foul and preserve the meat in its own fat. French confit pots are easily recognizable because of their beautiful glazed upper sections and unglazed bottoms. The bottom half of the pot was left unglazed because it would be buried in the cool soil of the cellar or placed in a stone lined larder up to the glazing line. This storage process preserved the cooked meat without refrigeration so it could then be enjoyed throughout the winter months. The vibrant glaze of this pot has aged with character and developed a beautiful patina. Today these classic French pots are used for decorative purposes, adding a touch of French Country charm to your home. Use them as utensil holders, to hold flowers or herbs, or simply group them together for display on a shelf or counter in your kitchen. We have a large selection of antique French pottery. Contact us for more pictures or information.
h - 9.5"
w - 10.25"
mouth - 7"
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