Dating from the early twentieth-century, this lovely water pitcher or 'cruche' is from the Vallée de l'Huveaune. Pitchers like these were originally carried by women on their heads to fetch water from the village fountain. Circa 1900.
Condition and wear consistent with age and use.
Approx. overall 9¾" high x 9" wide w/ handles & spout 7½" diameter
Approx. overall 25cm high x 23cm wide w/ handles & spout 19cm diameter
See similar example in Poteries d’Eaux, page 60.
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.