Typically green, this exceptional conscience water jug is a rare find for its vibrant yellow color. Dating from the late eighteenth to early nineteenth century in southwest France. this jug is equipped with handles on each side, which were originally used for conveniently threading rope for transportation purposes.
Conscience jugs have an interesting history. They were traditionally employed by the church to collect olive oil after the harvest. Specifically intended to help the less fortunate, Priests would carry these jugs, and upon receiving donations of olive oil, they would bless the donor's conscience. This jug holds a special significance and would be a captivating addition to any collection of antique French pottery.