Large 19th Century French Pot de Confit or Confit Pot with Yellow Ochre Glaze
A 19th century French pot de confit or confit pot from southwest France having two handles and a yellow ochre glaze, circa 1870s. Utilitarian earthenware vessels like this one were a staple in French kitchens, especially in the South of France where the weather was warmer. 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 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 before refrigeration so it could then be enjoyed throughout the winter months. The vibrant glaze of this pot has aged over time and developed a crusty patina. These quintessentially French pots are used for decorative purposes today and add a touch of French Country charm to your home. 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 pottery. Contact us for more pictures or information.
h - 10.75"
w - 9.75" handle to handle
d - 4.75" bottom
mouth - 6.75"
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