This French antique clay olive oil jar dates from the 1880's and has survived undamaged. It is a wonderful decorative item for any French country kitchen or provincial farmhouse interior.
'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 1.3kgs/ 2.8lbs. It stands 21cms / 8¼" tall, is 12cms / 4¾" diameter (at the base) 18cms/ 7" wide to the handle. 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 glaze but no chips, just a few marks and grazes, consistent with its age, nothing at all to detract from its beauty or functionality. it is authentic and original.
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