From the Périgord Foundries, these cast iron vats are recognizable at first glance. They are rounded in shape, equipped with rod handles and without couladous (drainage in Occitan) which made it possible to stack them for transport. These boilers were indeed intended for export. They were to join by sea, on large ships, the French colonies of the West Indies and Martinique. On site, they were used to heat the cane to extract the sugar which then returned to France. The perfectly preserved vat that we present here has on its side the mark of a V, the signature of the master blacksmith who cast it in the very first foundries of Périgord located between Les Eyzies and Le Bugue in the 16th century.
Reference : [ME075]
Diameter: 120 cm, height: 58 cm