This large 8-litre glazed terracotta tureen from the Savoy region of France dates to the nineteenth century. It has a charming cinnamon red-ochre glaze and flat lid top with knob handle. Tureens are often used in France as serving dishes for foods such as soups, cassoulet (stews), gratins or classic ratatouille. Their shape is characterized as a broad, deep, oval vessel with fixed ear handles on either side and a top cover with a knob or handle to easily lift. This petit tureen would be a delightful piece to add to a collection of antique French pottery.
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Note the number "8" carved below the left ear handle indicating the tureen can hold up to 8 liters. Please note chips and wear around the lid and handles as shown in photos.