Can You Give Me Any Info About This Vintage Clay Pot?

published Mar 23, 2010
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Q: I have a great old glazed pot with lid that I cannot find any significant information on. I was the beneficiary of this lovely item from my grandmother’s kitchen. It is stamped “Made in France”, some sort of logo with ‘vallauris’, and then the number 8.

I know there is a long history of ceramics in that area of France but I know nothing else. I am guessing the 8 is the size. Any help or history would be great. Any great recipes for this would be even better. I see a future full of braised meat and beans and am very excited.

Sent by Will

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Editor: Will, what a lovely pot! That area of France is in the southwest, near Cannes, and it is indeed famous for its pottery. We don’t have any specific info on this style of pot, but it looks like the perfect pot for cooking beans.

Here’s some instructions for cooking beans in the oven; try it out with your new pot!

Readers, do you have any info or recipe recommendations for Will and his new pot?

(Images: Will via email)