Small 19th Century Confit Pot - Yellow 6¾"

SKU: 16161

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 chips as seen in the photographs. 

Condition and patina consistent with age. 
Approx. overall 6¾" high x 7" wide w/ handle x 6" diameter
Approx. overall 17cm high x 18cm wide w/ handle x 15cm diameter

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