A large antique French confit pot. Very rustic but in my opinion still so charming. Glazed internally and around the rim in a greeny yellow glaze, with deep beautiful green externally. Handles missing
Confit pots were originally used in the south of France for preserving duck. A hole was dug in the ground and the pot with the meat inside was buried half way up to keep cool. This explains why the majority of the confit pots are glazed internally and only partially externally.
Today they grace any style of home, both minimalist modern and cool eclectic and ancient.
They make a perfect vessel for a prized plant with a little gravel in the base.
or the trend for dried grasses, twigs and flowers also works wonderfully with a confit pot.
Size: 26cm h, 25cm w
Weight:approx 3.5 kg
The glaze Internally is in good condition, The glaze is chipped considerably around the rim and on the external glaze, with one chip on the rim and both handles lost. Pictured.
I wouldn’t often buy pots that are quite this rustic; but to me the charm of the green is still enough to carry this pot through in terms of desirability.
If condition was good and in the green glaze this pot would be double this price, as the green finish is far rarer than the mustard.