French pots confits were originally used for storing preserves throughout south west France. The are easily identified as they are glazed on the inside and the top half of the outside. There are two small handles and date from the 19th and 20th Centuries. The glaze is generally an ocher yellow however green can also be found.
As they are many collectors of French pottery there are several inspiring decorating ideas. Using confit pots as a mid-sized vase is a superb idea. Whether displayed in the kitchen, living room or dining room the timeworn patina contrasts fresh-cut flowers beautifully.
A rustic drapery style table is an easy way to display collections of antique pottery that can be changed with the seasons. Here a glass French garden cloche contrasts the rustic yellow-glazed cruches and confit pot. Orchids are planted in a large antique French tian bowl.
This superb collection of green-glazed confit pots bring a pop of colour to this kitchen and offset the blue and white back splash beautifully.
This farmhouse dining area is decorated with copper, lanterns, antique plates and a pop of colour added with a yellow-glazed French confit pot.
A large floral display in a French confit pot makes a superb focal point in this unusual round living space. This ensemble would work well in an entry foyer.
A vintage faux bois table is a fun choice for an entryway. Set atop is a green glaze confit pot with a colorful floral arrangement.
This 1950's French leather club chair brings this collection of antique French pottery into another era. The juxtaposition of materials proves that periods can be easily mixed and result in a lovely relaxed space.
Large olive branches arranged in yellow-glazed French confit pots bring nature indoors in this homely living room, framed by the French windows behind.
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