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Antique European Sustenteur Jar

Antique European Sustenteur Jar

$195.00

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Medium
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Found at market outside of Paris, we are captivated by the history of these very special jars. Dating from the 1800s, the three jars are known as "Sustenteur" jars and were used by European hospitals to provide patients with safe, sterilized broth to eat.

Designed to act essentially as a pressure cooker, meat or vegetable broths would be placed in inside the jar, set in a hot water bath and slowly cooked for hours. The resulting germ-free broth would eliminate the food-borne illnesses that plagued many in the days before proper food preparation and sterile cooking techniques were fully understood.

With a beautiful, curvaceous shape, the ironstone jars are sealed with a pewter screw -top lid. The handle on the pewter lid allowed them to be easily removed from their hot water bath and carried directly to the patient while remaining sealed. Along the base of each of the jars are three small holes. When the boiling water created bubbles, the holes allowed these bubbles to escape without tipping the jars over.

Since the lids created an air-tight seal, many of these antique jars have also been used for storing coffee, tea or even tobacco.

With an elegant simplicity and a fascinating history, these storied Sustenteur jars are sure to be a unique addition to your collection.


Strictly one-of-a-kind and subject to prior sale. Please choose specific jar from the drop down menu above. The Large and Medium Jars are made in France, while the small jar is made in Italy. Please note, the smaller Italian jar no longer has its internal ironstone cover. Dimensions: Small 4.75" high (6.5" with handle raised) x 4.5"; Medium 5.75" high (7" with handle raised) x 4.75"; Large 6.75" high (8.25" with handle raised) x 5.5".

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