This large, French, clay olive oil jar is a wonderful decorative item for any French country kitchen or provincial farmhouse interior.
'Aged to perfection' the patina of its glaze oozes rustic charm. Used for the storage and transportation of olive and walnut oils and vinegars, 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 or vinegar 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 rustic pottery.
It is heavy, weighing 3kgs/ 6.6 lbs. It stands 29cms / 11 ½" tall (with lid), is 12cms / 4¾" diameter (at the base) 22cms/ 8½" wide, to the handles. The top opening is 8.5cms / 3¾", the cork/tap hole is 2.5cms/ 1".
It is marked 'Fait Main (handmade), Made in France' on the underside of the pot and lid.
This jar and lid are in excellent condition, they have no chips or cracks. Perfectly watertight. It still carried the faint smell of vinegar! Utterly charming, it is authentic and original. It comes with its original cork tap, which is discoloured from years of use, the opening makes it easy to fit either a cork stopper or a new tap cork into the urn in the future.
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