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An attractive 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 handmade from a mixture of red and grey clay. They are distinctive for their shape and the drips of glaze tumbling down them, known as "mother-in-laws' tears". They were used to preserve olives or store flour.

This one has some minor frost damage on one side(hence the price) and would be best used inside as a decorative item.

Minor scratches, nicks and scuffs consistent with age and use
No major losses, cracks or structural damage
Slight surface wear and variations in colour due to weathering
This jarre has some minor non structural frost damge to one side which is reflected in the price. We would therefore recommend that it is only used internally for decorative purposes.
  • Period: 1780’s
  • Sold
  • Location: Devon
    • Dimensions: H: 81cm (31.89in)
    • W: 0cm (0.00in)
    • D: 48cm (18.90in)