French antique terracota resin harvesting pots

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French antique terracota resin harvesting pots

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Pair of French antique terracotta resin harvesting pots.

I bought this lovely pair of French 19th century resin harvesting pots from the Aquataine region of France. Resin was harvested in this area which has miles and miles of beautiful pine trees. A tap is placed on the living tree trunk and the pots would be used to catch the tree resin as it is slowly harvested from the tree. This process is repeated regularly on the same tree until the tree is 'tapped out'.

The pots were hand made from terracotta and still show the remains of old resin from their previous life. One of the pots has a small crack and there are age related chips - see photos.

They can make lovely flower pots, but they also look gorgeous with pine cones or other pretty pieces spilling out of them to make a lovely decorative display.


height 10 cm, width 14cm or approx. 4" x 5.5"

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