Decorative Antique French Provencal Country Confit Confit Pot, from Provence, in that luscious deep gold ochre glaze. Chips and imperfections help authenticate the pots, they were utilitarian pieces. This is the larger size pot, from the early 1800's. Beautiful to display anywhere in your French Country home. Traditional vessels made of earthenware such as this were once used daily in France for preserving food. Confit means “to preserve”; the glazed pots were used for storing cooked meats buried in the ground to preserve cooked meat without refrigeration, primarily for dishes like cassoulet or foie gras.
The bottom halves were left un-glazed for burying in the cellar, since the glaze would normally fall off sealed in the earth. So beautiful, use together with other pots in your collection for a stunning display! This pot was used as a planter for a laurel topiary in the kitchen of the petit chateau it comes from, it does have a drainage hole in the bottom. There is wear, patina and everything we look for in an early antique confit pot.