Vintage French Stoneware Bottle
By the bottle.
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 stoneware bottle strikes you as something you’d find in a French country cottage, you’re onto something—it was handcrafted in the Loire Valley using local clay and age-old techniques. Its soft shine comes courtesy of a special salt-firing process. And that shape? It’s traditionally used for fermenting cider or kombucha (there are even notches at the top for adding a metal stopper, if you please). As for us, we’ll be using it to show off fresh flowers in its down-time.
Photography by Ty Mecham & Julia Gartland
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