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These 19th Century French 5" pots from the pine forests of the Les Landes region in south west France were used to collect resin from pine trees. For decades, these used pots sat untouched and became encrusted with pitch. The various clays used in the making of the pots faded over time into varying shades, giving each pot a unique coloration.
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Another resource is the Los Angeles based Vintageweave Interiors. They sometimes have the pots in stock as well.
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Of course, there are similarly shaped pots out there (like those shown above) which are far less costly, but they do not have the pedigree, patina of pitch or the color variations seen in the antique clay.
In any case, spring fever has me yearning for resin pots to call my own!