A wonderful example of an 18th century Biot jar. “Biot” is a style of pottery which dates back to the 16th century, named for the town where they originated, near Cannes in the south of France.
“Jarres de Biot” (biot jars) are hand made from a mixture of red and grey clay. The jars are distinctive for their shape and also for the drips of glaze tumbling down them which are known as “mother-in-laws’ tears”.
The jars were used to preserve olives or store flour. These days, they are good for displaying the other type of “flower”!
This is a particularly attractive biot jar, in lovely warm shades.
Very minor chips and losses as would be expected for a utilty item this age. Wear to the glaze both around the rim and inside but generally in very good stable condition considering age and use.
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