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Word

Translation

Abajour

Litt: Lampshade

Aix en Provence

City in Southern Provence

Amphore Murale

Litt: Mural Amphora, wall pocket used for planting

Anduze

Region in Southern France

Anse

Litt: Handle

Applique

Litt: Attachment, Sconce

Assiette

Litt: Plate, usually smaller

Banquette

Litt: Small Bench

Bar a Vin

Litt: Wine Bar

Barbotine

Earthenware glazed vessel, typically 17th, 18th or 19th century French

Bec

Litt: Beak, Spout

Beurrier

Litt: Butterpot, Lard pot

Boite

Litt: Box

Boite a bijoux

Litt: Jewel box

Boite Brosse a Dents

Litt: Toothbrush box, toothbrush holder

Boite Kojack

short canister with round, bald top (as bold as Kojack, a popular TV detective)

Boite Spaghetti

Litt: Spaghetti pot, long, narrow spaghetti canister

Bol

Litt: Bowl, usually smaller

Bougeoir

Litt: Candlestick, candleholder

Bougie

Litt: Candle

Boule

Litt: Ball

Bouteille

Litt: Bottle

Bouton Tiroir

Litt: Drawer pull, door handle

Brut

Unglazed baked earthenware or tile, in red clay, sometimes used as term for color

Cache Pot

Litt: Hide-a-pot, planter hiding less attractive flower pot

Cache Pot Fil

Litt: Cache Pot with roping

Canape

Litt: Couch

Carre

Litt: Square

Carrelage

Litt: Tilework, tile

Cendrier

Litt: Ash tray

Cerclage

Trade Marked reference to the technique to surround pottery with metal banding

Chaise

Litt: Chair

Chandelier

Litt: Chandelier

Chapeau

Litt: Hat

Chariot

Litt: Carriage, Chart

Cigalle

Litt: Cicada, a cricket-like creature, symbol of the South of France. It's song is famous throughout the region from Spring into Fall

Cocquettier

Litt: Egg cup

Colle

Litt: Collar

Confit

Litt: Preserve, Preserve Pot

Coupe a fruits

Litt: Fruitbowl, dish on pedestal

Cous-Cous

Mediterranean dish of semolina-like pasta, eaten as one would eat rice, accompanying a dish

Coussin

Litt: Pillow

Crochet

Litt: Hook

Cuire

Litt: Leather

Dentele

Litt: Dented, pie crust-like

Eglomise

Ancient European technique of reverse painted glass, using metallic and gold as a backing

Gargoulette

17th,18th century earthenware, rounded glazed vessel with spout(s) and handle(s), with decorations

Gateau

Litt: Cake, desert

Gobelet

Litt: Mug, Drinking cup

Grosse

Litt: Fat

Halab

Litt ffrom Arabic: Tulip Pot

Haute

Litt: High

Henna

North African decoration, originally applied to women's hands and feet, now applied to leather

Jarre

Litt: Vessel, Pot

Jarre Anduze

(Large) ornate glazed earthenware (garden) pots on foot, typical in classic French gardens, symbol of wealth

Librairie

Litt: Library, Bookstore

Luberon

River and valley in Southern France, heart of the Provence

Maishot

Litt: Alloy of Brass, Zinc and Silver, malleable metal used for Cerclage (TM) of pottery

Marrakesh

City in Morocco

Minaret

Middle Eastern Prayer Tower

Onde

Litt: Wave

Outil

Litt: Utensil

Pannier

Litt: Basket

Parabole

Large dish on pedestal

Parapluie

Litt: Umbrella

Paravent

Litt: Screen

Pichet

Litt: Pitcher

Pichet Arrondi

Litt: Rounded Pitcher, typical French Wine or Water Pitcher

Pichet d'eau

Litt: Water Pitcher

Pichet Grosse

Fat, rounded pitcher

Pichet poire

Pitcher in shape of a pear

Plat

Litt: Platter, usually larger

Plat Gateau

Litt: Cake Platter

Porte Pot

Litt: Pot-carrier

Porte Savonnette

Litt: Soap Dish

Pot a lait

Litt: Milk Pot, straight pitcher

Pot a Tabac

Litt: Tobacco Pot, now used as canister, in any kitchen, bathroom etc. application

Pot de Fleurs

Litt: Flower pot

Pot Pharmacy

Litt: Pharmacy Pot, Ginger Jar

Pot Tulipe

Litt: Tulip Pot

Provence

Region in Southern France

Rondelle Platte

Short, round flat canister

Saladier

Litt: Bowl, Salad Bowl, usually larger

Savoye

Region in South- Eastern France, Mountains (Alps)

Set de Table

Litt: Place Mat

Soucoupe

Litt: Saucer

Table Bistrot

Litt: Bistro table

Tablier Jardinier

Litt: Gardener's apron

Tabouret

Litt: Stool

Tagine

Mediterranean Cooking dish, with conical lid, to prepare stews in ovens

Tagine Cul

Low Tagine

Tasse

Litt: Cup

Terre Cuite

Litt: Terracotta

Terrine

Litt: Terrine, cooking dish

Theiere

Litt: Teapot, usually Herb (Jasmine or Mint) Tea Pot in France

Tissue de Provence

Brightly colored French fabrics, in 17th/18th century imported from India, used for brightly colored clothing in the Provence

Uni

Litt: Monochrome, unicolor

Vase Boule

Ball Vase

Vase Gradin

Vase with graded top

Vase Olive

Olive Vase, vase in the shape of an Olive Pot

Vinaigrier

Vinegar Pot with spout and handle(s), similar to gargoulette, less decoration, more slender