A late eighteenth-century 'conscience' jug with lovely yellow ocher glaze. There are four handles - two on each side and a spout on the top. Conscience jugs were carried by threading rope through the loop handles. A lovely piece to add to a collection of French pottery.
Conscience jugs have a lovely history - they were used by the church to collect olive oil for the poor from farmers after the olive harvest.
Condition and wear consistent with age and use.
Approx. overall 15" high x 11" wide with handles x 9" diameter externally
Approx. overall 38cm high x 28cm wide with handles x 23cm diameter externally