A splendid nineteenth-century lidded cruche or water pot with a brown-red glazing and swirl design from the Savoy region of France. This water pitcher features a petit lid with knob on top, handles on the side and over the top, and a water spout. Ewers like these were used for fetching water from the village fountain for domestic use. This piece would be a delightful addition to an existing collection of pottery or to add a special touch of antique French mountain life to your home.
Note the small chip on rim and exposed clay beneath the glaze at the bottom of the piece. 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.