Antique French Country Kitchen Bowl. Large and very rare old French terra cotta bowl has a glazed interior and a pouring spout. With its typical conical shape, it is known as a. And comes from southwestern France where they were used to prepare duck, to salt pork or to make traditional dishes such as. It was not used for cooking.
These are very rare today as they have been replaced by vessels made of modern materials. Evidence of its value during the period they were used, this one has be expertly repaired with staples, a popular technique for saving broken (and expensive to replace) terra cotta pieces. Went from village to village repairing broken terra cotta, faience and porcelain vessels, a profession that has now disappeared. The repairmen were so popular the the makers of these vessels even tried to ban them as unfair competition!
Further evidence of their renown is the celebrated song from 1927. Popularized by the famous French singer of the period. This piece shows signs of wear on the interior glazing and flaking of the terra cotta exterior due to its great age and long use. This piece will add a charming and extremely authentic French touch to your home décor. Diameter of the top: 19 inches (48.50 cm).Diameter with spout: 20 inches (51 cm). The bottom: 7 ½ inches (19 cm). Height: 8 ¾ inches (22 cm). Weight: 11 pounds (5 kg).
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This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\European Pottery\French". The seller is "jerrymartel" and is located in South West.This item can be shipped worldwide.