18th century Biot Jars
"Biot" is a style of pottery which dates back to the 16th century, named after their town of origin, near Cannes in the south of France.
"Jarres de Biot" are hand made from a mixture of red and grey clay. The jars are distinctive for both their shape and for the drips of glaze tumbling down them, known as "mother-in-laws' tears". The jars were used to preserve olives or store flour.
Our collection of pots are small, medium and large. All have nibbles in the pottery, a testament to their past as a household essential.
French, 18th century.
Large-Height: 58cm Diameter: 45cm
Medium-Height: 52cm Diameter: 40cm
Small-Height: 46cm Diameter: 35cm
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