Large Antique French Terracotta Tian Bowl with Pale Yellow Glaze
A large 19th century French terracotta tian bowl complete with both handles and pouring spout having an unglazed exterior and a beautiful pale yellow glaze to the interior and lip, circa 1880s. Earthernware tian bowls like this are considered utilitarian mixing bowls and were originally made in Narbonne, France near Spain, but can now be found all over Provence and other regions. Wide at the mouth and narrow at the base, they would traditionally be used in the preparation of popular French dishes such as cassoulet or confit du canard, but they also served other purposes as the French used them to wash dishes in and as a vessel to collect milk for the making of cheese. Today, tian bowls are often used to display fruit, vegetables, or flowers. They also make a lovely vessel sink. This bowl has had a small hole drilled into the bottom for drainage. We have a large selection of antique French tian bowls and French pottery. Contact us for more pictures or information.
h - 10.75"
diameter (handle to handle) - 24.75"
mouth - 21.75"
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