18th Century French Hand Crafted Terracotta Olive Jar from Provence
This large, antique earthenware olive jar was created in Biot, Southern France, circa 1760. Made of blond clay and neutral in color, the terracotta vase has a traditional round bulbous shape. The rustic, time-worn pot features a orange ochre glaze around the rolled rim neck with drippings, over a natural beige tone throughout the body. Overall, the large Provincial ceramic jar is in excellent condition commensurate with age and use, and adorns a rich, aged patinated finish. There is a drainage hole on the bottom for water to exit. In the south of France and especially in Biot (small village on the French Riviera), these olive pots are also known as the “king of jars,” and were used to transport olive oil in the 17th and 18th century. Measures: 21″ diameter 27″ height.
|Dimensions||21" W x 21" D x 27" H|
Mid 18th Century