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.