Antique French pottery

This weekend I visited the monthly ‘Brocante’ near the Valentré bridge in Cahors. As usual monsieur Pouget and his mother were present with their collection of antique pottery. It rarely happens that I walk past their booth or visit their shop without finding anything to my liking. Philippe specializes in antique pottery of southern France. Not the cheap imitations that you can find anywhere, but unique pieces from the period such as oil jars, confit pots, pitchers that were carried on the head by housewives returning from the village well, etc. And it’s always a pleasure to talk with him and learn what pitchers were used where and what for. The large green-glazed pitcher will soon appear in one of my still life paintings …

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~ by Stefaan Eyckmans on February 21, 2015.

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