Dating from the nineteenth-century, this is a rare piece of folk art. Handmade to serve a specific purpose - in this case a funnel for pouring olive oil. It is from the south of France where hardy olives are grown in abundance.
Scanned page from the book Poteries d'eaux - Les eaux de la terre, du corps et du ciel, Henri Amouric and Lucy VallauriJean-Louis Vayssettes
Condition and wear consistent with age and use.
Approx. overall 9¾" high x 10¼" diameter externally
Approx. overall 25cm high x 26cm diameter externally