Wait till you hear the story behind this rare collection: It goes back to 1847, when Stanislas Renault first opened his workshop in Argent-sur-Sauldre, France. One move and 173 years later, the Poterie Renault business had stayed in the family for five generations, continuing to handcraft iconic stoneware from local French grey clay (and even fire it all in the original kiln). Prior to creating Williams Sonoma, Chuck Williams discovered this pottery and it was always favorite and chefs' favorite around the world. Sadly, they have closed their doors—but not before we were able to snap up a treasure trove of vintage pieces. We brought them here just for you, and they’re available exclusively at our Shop. They are sturdy enough for the oven, microwave, freezer, and dishwasher.