A beautiful, large French confit pot with gorgeous, dark and moody tones.
This magnificent old terracotta pot has a rich reddy coloured, glazed interior and probably started it's life with a cream exterior although it appears to have spent a lot of time over a fire which has given it a wonderful blackened tone. It's beautiful surface is marked, mottled and uneven which all adds to it's rustic character. It has two lovely curved handles on either side, each with a thumb print sized hole at the top, possibly added deliberately to make it easier to carry this large and heavy pot.
The pot is stamped with 'Carbonel Lerca Vallauris'. Vallauris, near Antibes in Provence, is affectionately known as the "city of 100 potters". The much loved pottery of this town has been produced since Roman times thanks to clay deposits nearby. In the 19th century, the potters began to focus on culinary ceramics and specifically terracotta pieces enamelled with a clear, light glaze. This pot, dating from around the 1920s, is a gorgeous example of this work.
It is in great vintage condition and would be a lovely decorative piece in any interior and would also make a great plant pot in your home or garden.
Height 25cm x Width 40cm x Depth 28cm
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