Origin: 1800s, Puisaye, France.
These small Confit pots (preserving pots) were made in the 19th century to preserve food, pre-fridges. They are made of sandstone from Puisaye, with thick walls and have lips on the top to allow them to be covered with fabric and string.
They are often also called Grease Pots, as hey would store the dripping collected whilst cooking birds. Nowadays it would be used perfectly to hold herbs, spices and utensils in the modern kitchen.
Condition: This item is very old and the glaze is worn down in parts, but no major chips or cracks.
H 12cm D 12cm at the base