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Antique French Confit Pot Yellow Mustard Pottery Provence Country Farmhouse Jar

Antique French Confit Pot Yellow Mustard Pottery Provence Country Farmhouse Jar

$ 385.00

~~Geaux Vintage Antiques ~~

 

Antique French Confit Pot Yellow Mustard Pottery Provence Country Farmhouse Honey "B"

 

~Direct from France~

~YES, we saved a few of these confit pots from our last container and are offering them to our internet customers!~

~And for those of you unfamiliar with confit pots, here’s a little info:

 

Confit is the French word that means “to preserve”.

In southern France in the mid 19th century these mustard coloured pottery vessels were used to store meat such as duck and goose.  The meat was packed in duck fat (lard) which served as a preservative (this was prior to modern refrigeration).

The confit pots were then sealed and stored in cellars, usually partially buried in the ground; hence, no glaze on the lower part of the pots.

 “Confit d’oie” is preserved goose and “confit de canard” is preserved duck.

 

~This large confit pot has traditional yellow glazing on the handle and on the top third, with the lower part left unglazed, as is the tradition. Lower bare clay has a nicely aged patina~

~Fully glazed interior~

~Rustic primitive antique condition with nicks and parts of the glaze cracked and missing; normal drips of glaze.  Definitely expect imperfections due to the age and handmade nature of this pottery.

 

Today these pieces are in high demand as French country/farmhouse decorative statement pieces.  This one would be a great start or continuation to a confit pot collection. Own a part of the French countryside's history and tradition!

~circa late 1800s~

 

We do several antique shows throughout the year, most recently Marburger Farm Antique show in Round Top, Texas.  While on our European buying trips we are always looking for unique decorative pieces to use at the antique shows, and for the first time we are offering some of these pieces to our internet customers!  Shop our store for some very unusual items such as a wooden wine cradle, some French birdcages, Moroccan wall shelf, antique copper items, and cast iron bathtub feet converted into lamps!

 

 

Measurements:

13.25”height x 12.75”(handle edge to handle edge) x 10.5”;

7.5” inside opening on mouth;

6” base on the table.

 

NOTE:  All of our antiques are direct from Europe.   I personally select each item for the quality, design and unique characteristics that you will always find in our distinctive inventory at Geaux Vintage Antiques!

PLEASE SHOP OUR STORE and feel free to email with any questions!

 

Shipping:

Professional packaging and shipping on this item will be $55.00. (Lower 48 states only).    Professionally prepared for shipment by UPS/FedEx  with CUSTOMIZED PACKAGING, fully insured and delivered PROMPTLY AND DIRECTLY to your door by UPS (or FedEx).

 

Condition:

This item is rustic primitive antique condition with nicks, cracks and parts of the glaze cracked and missing.  Handle missing on one side.  Definitely expect imperfections due to the age and handmade nature of this pottery. 

 I always provide multiple photos that should be considered as an integral part of the description and I encourage you to email me with any questions you might have prior to bidding.  Please keep in mind antique furniture should be purchased for its uniqueness, higher quality material and craftsmanship and antique patina, charm and character….NOT for like-new condition!!!

 

Geaux Vintage Antiques has a large inventory of French, English and European antique furniture, as well as an outstanding selection of antique home décor…

 

 …”with all that, why Geaux anywhere else?”…

 


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