This adorable yellow French confit pot is from south west France and dates from the late nineteenth century. 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. Note the little chips around rim.
Condition and patina consistent with age.
Approx. overall 6" high x 6¼" wide w/ handle x 4¾" diameter
Approx. overall 15cm high x 16cm wide w/ handle x 12cm diameter