French 19th Century Duck Confit Jar
Dimensions: 11-1/4″H x 11-1/4″W x 8-1/4″D
An antique yellow-glazed confit jar for storing duck meat and fat. Most confit jars are only glazed on the top half of the jar and the inside as a means to reduce cost. The glazed interior of the jar held the meat and fat inside. For storing, meat needed to be kept cold, so holes were dug and the jars were submerged half-way into the ground, hence the the lower half of the pots are almost always left unglazed.