18th Century French Confite Jar

Over the last decade the home décor industry saw a lot of reproductions of confite jars to be included in kitchen design schemes. This 18th century French piece is not a reproduction, and was actually used for its intended purpose – preserving duck meat. In the 1700s, people would place meat from a duck carcass into these jars and cover the contents with a waxy gelatin that would solidify into a seal. The jar would then be buried up to the glazing in a cellar to keep it cool, further preserving the contents. This piece has been glazed in the traditional yellow/gold color for confite jars, though we do see some examples in rich greens or browns.


Dimensions: 12.5 × 12 in
Inventory ID: A3700 Category:


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