Antique French Confit Pot or Pot de Confit with Yellow Glaze
Antique French pot de confit or confit pot from southwest France having two handles and a luminous yellow glaze, circa 1880s. This utilitarian earthenware vessel was considered a staple in 19th century France, especially in kitchens found in the South of France. The word confit means “to preserve," and these charming 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 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 before refrigeration was invented 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. These quintessentially French pots are used for decorative purposes today and add a touch of French Country charm wherever they are placed. Use them to hold utensils in the kitchen, 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 confit pots and other pottery. Contact us for more pictures or information.
h - 12.25"
w - 10.5" handle to handle
d - 5" bottom
mouth - 5.5"
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