An antique French bed warmer or 'bouillotte' - hot water was put inside the vase and run over the bedsheets during winter. Dating from the nineteenth-century, it is from the Auvergne region of France. Glazed sandstone.
Condition and wear consistent with age and use.
Approx. overall 4" x 11¾" x 8"
Approx. overall 10cm x 30cm x 20cm