This delightful antique cruche is from the Vallauris region of France, a seaside commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in Southeastern France. Note the special type of marbled glaze known in French as "jaspe" (jasper) or "jaspé de Savoie" using splashes of brown and yellow overtop an orange-colored glaze base. 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, page 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 8¾" high w/ handle on top x 8¾" wide w/ handle and spout 6¼" diameter
Approx. overall 22cm high w/ handle on top x 22cm wide w/ handle and spout 16cm diameter