Antique French Confit Jar

£175.00
The Antique French Confit Jar – Once humble vessels for food preservation, these antique French pottery pieces now transcend their origins becoming treasures for collectors. Now used to infuse modern homes with old world charm they are all hand glazed giving each piece its own charm and character. Perfect for displaying a plant, showcasing any handcrafted bouquet or simply styled as a statement piece.

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The French Confit Jar – Once humble vessels for food preservation, these antique French pottery pieces now transcend their origins becoming treasures for collectors. Now used to infuse modern homes with old world charm they are all hand glazed giving each piece its own charm and character. Perfect for displaying a plant, showcasing any handcrafted bouquet or simply styled as a statement piece.

In the 19th century, glazed pots played a crucial role in preserving food, particularly meats submerged in flavourful fat—think duck confit. The term “confit” derives from the French verb “confire,” meaning “to preserve.” These sturdy jars found their place either in chilly larders or buried partially in the ground, their glazed surfaces safeguarding culinary treasures.

Interestingly, Vincent van Gogh, residing in southern France—a region renowned for prolific confit pot production—immortalized these vessels in his iconic second series of “Sunflowers” paintings from 1888. Among the vibrant yellows, a confit pot takes centre stage.

Beyond their historical significance, these glazed pots continue to captivate. Whether gracing a kitchen shelf or serving as unique vases, they effortlessly blend practicality with rustic charm. For a modern twist, simply slip a glass jar inside to hold water and elevate their decorative appeal.

Explore our exclusive collection of one-of-a-kind designs. If you need assistance with purchasing, additional photos, or delivery details, feel free to contact us. We’re more than happy to help with any enquiries about this product or others in our store.

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Care

Our French Confit Jar is for indoor use only. If required clean with a damp wet sponge to remove any unwanted dirt, don't use any abrasive materials or chemicals that may leave permanent damage.

Size (WxH)

26cm x 25cm

Delivery

Our Lavender Green team hand deliver orders using our own fully electric van, ensuring a sustainable and eco-friendly approach for all of our local customers. Your bouquet will be hand-tied, aqua-packed, and finished with our signature luxury wrapping. Additionally, any ‘In the Home’ items will receive special care, being bubble-wrapped and finished with our distinctive tissue paper.
For areas not covered by our local team, we rely on the reliable courier service provided by APC. Our national delivery service extends across England, Wales, and Scotland. When your flowers arrive, they’ll be beautifully presented in our Lavender Green boxes, thoughtfully packed with a water bag to maintain their freshness.

London Deliveries – for same day London deliveries order before 1pm with guaranteed delivery Monday-Saturday.
National Deliveries – available for next day delivery when ordered before 2pm (Delivery available Tuesday-Saturday).

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