This is a stunning and rare large antique French Confit Pot dating from around 1880 in really good condition. It is semi glazed with a yellow glaze with a dark blue glaze stripe running down it and is in truly wonderful vintage condition. The glazing is missing in a few places because these pots were made to be used.
They were an essential part of the kitchen in the 1800's in the days before refrigeration. The inside is glazed with a pale yellow glaze. This pot, comes from a farm in the Medoc region here in the South West of France from where I bought it and would have been used to store cooked duck during the winter months. The duck would have been cooked and then wrapped in duck fat and placed in the pot. The pot was then placed partially underground in the soil up to the line of the glaze, where it would be stored for the winter.
These pots are getting harder and harder to find, once they are gone they are gone forever as they are fabulous antiques from a bygone era. This pot is in exceptionally good antique condition for something that was used as an everyday item. I have tried to show clearly in the photos what it is like and an defects. It has no cracks and has never been repaired. It has a drainage hole in the base.
This particular pot measures 34.5cms high (13.5") and 21.5 cms (8.5") diameter excluding the handles.