This type of vat was used to prepare soup during major harvests in important agricultural areas. Imagine up to forty people working in the fields. It is a question of feeding them copiously twice a day. This large pot was placed on a masonry hearth established in a rustic kitchen. All these brave peasants came to eat around a large table, at the bowl or on the “tranchoir”, namely a thick slice of bread which absorbed the broth inside and offered tasty vegetables and candied quarters on the surface.
Diameter: 76 cm, height: 44 cm