This classic French yellow-glazed confit pot from southwest of France dates from the late nineteenth century. Note the pretty tapered base that is unglazed. Confit pots were half-glazed for two reasons. Firstly to stop rodents being able to grip onto the surface of the pot and help themselves to the contents. Secondly, they were glazed inside and the top half of the outside to keep the pot cool through evaporation.
Pots were often buried in the ground of the cellar to preserve the contents - usually meat that was sealed with a layer of fat. Today, these charming pieces are a lovely way to add a touch of Provence to your space or to enhance an existing collection of French pottery. If using for flowers, be sure to place a container inside the pot first.
Character notes: observe in photos the wear to yellow glazing and how the rim of the base curls up slightly on one side but sits flat. Note the number "2" is stamped at the base of the pot indicating the size.
Learn more on our blog post about Antique French confit pots here.
Condition and wear consistent with age and use.
Approx. overall 13½" high x 13" wide x 10¼" deep
Approx. overall 34cm high x 33cm wide x 26cm deep