Large antique French water pitcher - dark green half glaze 14¼"

SKU: 15148

This superb green 'cruche' or water pitcher is from the Vallée de l'Huveaune and dates from the nineteenth-century. Traditionally women carried these on their heads to fetch water from the village fountain for cooking, bathing and cleaning. A lovely piece to display with a collection of antique French pottery.


Condition and wear consistent with age and use.
Approx. overall 14¼" high x 8¾" diameter
Approx. overall 36cm high x 22cm diameter


See similar example in Poteries d’Eaux, page 59.

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.

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