Antique French Preserving Jar with Handle from the late 19th century. Used to store food long before refrigerators existed to store conserves, jams and other food. The lip at the top was for fastening a fabric cover with string. Before refrigeration, preservation was so important, heavy pots like this were cherished in country kitchens. With a original glazed greige - brown finish that has patina, craquelure, darkening and aged mottled finish.
Stunning decorative piece, objet d'art for your French Country home. Use this as a decorative pot, display as a work of art in your kitchen. It will happily hold herbs, flowers, lemons, and other food items too. A fantastic addition to your collection, classic French pot for serving mustard, jam, condiments and olives for your charcuterie boards.
- Measures 5" x 6-1/2 x 4-1/2"h.