This delightful antique cruche from the nineteenth century comes from the Val de Saône area north of Lyon, France. Note the lovely brown demi-glaze with vertical beige stripes and diagonal lines decorating the piece, characteristic of this region's pottery. Note the time-worn glaze and area around the spout that has been repaired. Ewers like these were used for fetching water from the village fountain for domestic use. This piece would be the perfect addition to an existing collection of pottery or to add a special touch of French to your home.
See similar examples in Poteries d’Eaux, pages 58-59 and 62-63. Amouric, Henri, et al. Poteries d’eaux: Les Eaux de La Terre, Du Corps et Du Ciel: Exposition, Aubagne, Chapelle Des Pénitents Noirs, 16 Juin-16 Septembre 2007. Lucie Éd., 2008.
Condition and wear consistent with age and use.
Approx. overall 12¼" high x 9¾" wide x 8¾" deep
Approx. overall 31cm high x 25cm wide x 22cm deep