'Aged to perfection' the patina of its 'rough' glaze style oozes rustic charm. Used in the late 19th century for the storage and transportation of olive and walnut oils, keeping them cool. This smaller version of the larger jars was designed for daily use, it being the perfect size for kitchen shelf / larder storage. Oil would be decanted into this jar from larger 'urns' in the house cellar.
It has an elegant shape, narrow neck and tapered body. Hand thrown jars, such as this one, are increasingly rare to source and are becoming collectors pieces.
A delightful olive oil jar with all the charm of French vintage rural life. The perfect gift for lovers of antique pottery.
It weighs 2.6kgs/ 5.8lbs. It stands 32cms / 12½ tall, is 14cms / 5½" diameter (at the base), 22cms / 8¾" at its widest. The opening is 2cms / ¾".
This jar is in excellent condition, still watertight and clean. Utterly charming, it has odd 'dints' and undulations in the clay and glaze. It has flaws and gouges that were present at the firing and glazing stages, but no chips or cracks post firing. It has just a few marks, consistent with its age, nothing at all to detract from its beauty or functionality.
The bottom has a rough texture.
The surface is incredibly tactile, with ridges that simply enhance its authenticity and charm.
It has many years of service yet to offer.
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