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French Olive Oil Jar 28"

MD – 28

Antique French Olive Oil Jar from the 1800's

28 inches tall


Shipping $100

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No other antique so clearly defined the courtyard garden as this marvelous jar with its ochre glaze around the neck and its lichen-covered patina of Mediterranean clay.
Historically these storage jars were used as shipping containers aboard the first ships from France transporting fruits, meats and olive oil to the French and Spanish colonies. There, they survived in kitchens and patios as storage containers for rain water and as food coolers, buried in the ground up to their necks.
Fifty years ago, old jars in Louisiana graced every patio in the Vieux Carre` ~ from the Patio Royale to the Old Spanish Stables. Today, only a few superb old veterans of the colonial era survive, still highly valued for house and garden decoration.

We specialize in the larger jars from 36" to 42" for that element of solidity so important in the landscape setting.


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