This large 'tian' bowl is from south west France. These bowls served several purposes - from washing and preparing vegetables, using as a basin for washing dishes and also for cooking. A classic piece of French pottery from the late nineteenth-century.
Condition and wear consistent with age and use.
Approx. overall 8¾" high x 19¼" wide with handles x 12½"
Approx. overall 22cm high x 49cm wide with handles x 32cm