Dating from the early twentieth-century, these two 'cruches' or water pitchers are most likely from Castelnaudary. Note the tricolor finish - unglazed red terracotta, a beige undercoat and ocher to the handles rim and inside. Water cruches like these were used to fetch water from the village fountain and bring back home for cooking, drinking and cleaning.
Condition and wear consistent with age and use.
Heights are 9" and 11½" including handles. Smallest has a diameter of 6¾"
Heights are 23cm and 29cm including handles. Smallest has a diameter of 17cm