Dating from the late nineteenth/early twentieth century, these adorable little pitchers have pouring beaks that are perpendicular to the handles. They are from the village of Dieulefit - famous for pottery. They were used on the stove top for heating coffee, water or milk. It is very rare to find such a large collection in such good condition.
See similar examples in Terres de feu, de lumière, et de Songes, page 130.
Amouric, Henri, et al. Terres de Feu, de Lumière et de Songes ...: Dans Le Midi Français, Xe-XXE Siècles. Agglomération Pays d’Aubagne, 2010.
Condition and wear consistent with age and use.
Largest measures 4¼" high x 4" wide w/ handle x 3½" diameter externally at base
Largest measures 11cm high x 10cm wide w/ handle x 9cm diameter externally at base