RARE Antique French confiture pot - Gosse Delleaux & Cie
A stunning antique French confiture pot with beautiful staining, heavily made of white ironstone pottery & fully decorated in a scarcely offered sepia transfer for 'Confiturerie de la Thiérache - Gosse. Delleaux & Cie'.
A very decorative pot, the elaborate pictorial transfer shows a luscious fruit basket accompanied by bannered typography and the tagline 'guaranteed pure fruit and sugar jams'.
Established in Boué (Northern France) around 1880 by the industrialist Gosse, the factory was intended for the manufacture and sale of apple paste, jams and fruit preserves. It stopped operating in 1914 at the outbreak of the first world war, when 18 employees produced 200 t. of apple paste and 600 t. of jam per year.
Condition: Fully stained, gorgeous patina! There is one chip on the base on the backside and a very tiny hairline in the base on the frontside. There is some minor wear on the rim, but otherwise a very rare survivor in fantastic condition.
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