Anduze has been recognized since the Middle Ages as an important center of pottery production, in crockery of all kinds, tiles and drainpipes, oil jars. It was in the seventeenth century that the famous Vase d’Anduze was born, intended to accommodate orange and lemon trees.
This centuries-old tradition has forged a real myth, the legend says that this horticultural vase would be contemporary with Henry IV (1610) and would have been invented by a potter from Anduze who would have been inspired by Italian vases of the Medici type.
Another legend claims that Vases from Anduze adorned the gardens of Versailles during the time of the Sun King. The accounts of the king’s house do not mention any orders to Anduze, on the other hand shards found on site indicate their presence in the great Parisian gardens.
Throughout the nineteenth century, the activity is flourishing and many potters in the region of Anduze begin to produce garden vases. It is even a specialty that distinguishes them from other Languedoc productions.