This lovely large antique cruche from the nineteenth century comes from the Val de Saône area north of Lyon, France. Characteristic of this celebrated pottery region, note the rich red-brown glazing with beige patterns decorating the pot. 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 transformed into a table lamp 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.
Note the surface wear down the front as seen in photos.
Condition and wear consistent with age and use.
Approx. overall 15" high x 12¼" wide x 12¼" deep
Approx. overall 38cm high x 31cm wide x 31cm deep