A large 19th, possibly 18th, century French terracotta pottery Biot jar in classic shape and having a lovely aged patina with remnants of old yellow ochre and sienna glaze and having an impressed anchor mark to the neck. Hand-formed using the ancient technique of rope thrown pottery. From the 16th-20th century, hundreds of thousands of these jars were exported throughout the Mediterranean and beyond from Biot. In Provence, these jars were used to preserve and transport olive oil, grains, and water. Nowadays, these jars make excellent planters an fountains, used both indoors and in exterior decor.
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