Rare 19th Century French Pot de Confit or Confit Pot with Dark Green Glaze and Handles
A stunning 19th century French pot de confit or confit pot from southwest France having two handles and a rare dark green glaze on the outside with a yellow glaze inside the pot, circa 1880s. 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 for country cooks to slowly cook the duck or goose and and preserve the meat in its own fat. French confit pots are easily recognizable because of their beautiful glazed upper sections and often unglazed bottoms. The bottom half of the pot was usually, but not always, 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 luminous green glaze of this antique pot has aged with character and developed a lovely patina. The imperfections and chips help authenticate confit pots and only add to the charm. Of all the antique confit pots, those having a green glaze are the most rare to find, making them highly collectible and amongst the most collected antiques from France. These quintessentially French pots are now considered country classics, adding authentic French provincial style to your home. Used for decorative purposes today, they can hold utensils in the kitchen, flowers or herbs, or simply be grouped together for display on a shelf or counter in your kitchen. Truly an exceptional find. We have a large selection of antique French pottery. Contact us for more pictures or information.
h - 10.25"
w - 11" handle to handle
d - 8" base
mouth - 7"
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