Breton bowl, 0.9l – 16cm x 7cm
A traditional Breton 0.9l food preparation bowl no.1 with a clear 'Naturel' glaze to the inside and classic 'Brun' band to the otherwise unglazed outer. In a variety of sizes these would be used for everything from drinking coffee, mixing dressings, baking, patisserie, and serving vegetables and salads. Hand made since 1875 by Poterie Digoin, in the northern Loire valley, an area rich in clay and silt mineral deposits, but as importantly at a major junction in the French canal network, whose distribution allowed the nascent pottery to quickly establish itself at the heart of the French kitchen. About 16cm diameter by 7cm high.