Vintage French Stoneware Utensil Crock
Wait till you hear the story behind this rare collection: It goes back to 1847, when Stanislas Renault first opened his workshop in Argent-sur-Sauldre, France. One move and 173 years later, the Poterie Renault business had stayed in the family for five generations, continuing to handcraft iconic stoneware from French clay (and even fire it all in the original kiln). Sadly, they’re closing their doors—but not before we were able to snap up a treasure trove of vintage pieces. We brought them here just for you, and they’re available exclusively at our Shop.
If this utensil crock gives you visions of a rustic kitchen in the French countryside, well, you’re onto something: It’s a vintage find from a pottery studio in the Loire Valley. The classic barrel shape you see was formed by hand using locally sourced grey clay, then salt-glazed to create that special luster. (We can’t think of a cozier home for our favorite kitchen tools.)
Photography by Ty Mecham
Details & Materials +-
As each vintage piece is one of a kind, sizes will vary.
1 Liter: measures approximately 4.75" D x 5.25" H
1.5 Liter: measures approximately 5.75" D x 6" H
Care & Notes +-
Microwave, oven, and dishwasher safe.
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