Glazed pot – France, Haute Savoie


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Glazed pot – France, Haute Savoie

In the French Alps these pots are known as “toupines” and they were used primarily for the conservation of melted butter or the lard rendered during the annual hog butchering. Stocked in the coolest part of the home, their number was a clear indicator of a family’s wealth. Those in ochre shades are more common, these green ones, less so. Capacities vary with five liters being the most common. From the early part of the 1900s.

This example has largely maintained its bright glaze with only minor chips to the handles, the internal rim and the body. On the whole, very good condition.
Height 26 cm (10.5 in) – Opening diameter 17,5 cm (6.8 in).


  • H: 26cm (10.24in)
  • W: 17.5cm (6.89in)
  • D: 17.5cm (6.89in)



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Bibliotheca Culinaria began as a specialized publisher providing books to Italy's professional chefs. Our curiosity regarding culinary history led to an interest in material culture and the many tools and objects that relate to agriculture, cooking, and dining.

We've assisted restaurants, pastry shops, and hotels in locating unusual items for their decor and are always delighted to add to a collection of kitchenalia. We welcome the challenge of assembling groups of objects for maximum visual impact. Our stock, largely Italian and French in origin, encompasses a range of materials and eras from Alpine treen to French majolica, from copper pots to Murano glass.

We find objects that display signs of use to be particularly eloquent. Handling them, we are reminded of the lasting impact of simple quotidian gestures and they return us to the particular convivial atmosphere of past times.

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