Languedoc, terre de grands contenants

Abstract : Written sources from Languedoc mention the use of large size wares since the Middle Ages. Their presence is confirmed by artefacts brought to light in contexts from the end of the 13th century. Excavations of the workshop of Saint-Gilles-du-Gard, active in this period, testify to the manufacturing of grey jars and washtubs. The archaeological finds also show a diversity of origin in the workshops such as Saint-Jean-de-Fos, the mention of which in 1435 establishes the oldest written indication of this production. Jars for “verdet “, developed in Montpellier, are also known by texts from the end of the 14th century. This specific production for brass acetate, is still illustrated in the 17th century in Montpellier workshops. In the 17th and 18th centuries, jars to keep olive oil were made in Saint-Jean-de-Fos, Montpellier, Meynes, Tornac, Cruzy and Saint-Jean-du-Gard. Finally, from the 17th century onwards, the fashion of big horticultural vases intended for citrus fruits, spread in Languedoc. The potters of Anduze excelled at this art just like those of Montpellier, Tornac, Saint-Jean-du-Gard and Saint-Jean-de-Fos. The manufacturing of this type of ware is a tradition still present in today’s Languedoc.
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Henri Amouric, Lucy Vallauri, Jean-Louis Vayssettes. Languedoc, terre de grands contenants. Ier Congrès International Thématique de l’AIECM3, Comité français de l'AIECM3, Nov 2014, Montpellier-Lattes, France. pp.227-244. ⟨halshs-01394171⟩



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