circa: Late 1800's
A 19th century earthenware water jar from the Loire Region. The rustic cruche has a fine form, with a ribbed wide mouth and sloping neck, broad shoulders and a tapered base. Three stout handles at the shoulders for ease of pouring and a molded spout sits just below the neck. The deep brown glaze has quite a few bright spots of burnt orange and some areas of lighter drips and runs, adding lots of visual texture. Changes in the glaze has also created a lovely surface texture over its many years of use. It's wonderful as a decorative object, but could also be used for storage or as a planter.
Condition: Very good. Glaze fading, appropriate age wear.
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