Very Large Antique French Cruche Orjol or Water Jug with Rare Green Glaze
A very large 19th century French cruche orjol or water jug from the Languedoc region in southwest France, having a rare and luminous green glaze and two beautifully arched handles that rise above the opening with the spout formed into the handle on one side, circa 1850s. A specialty of the region, now contained in the modern-day region of Occitanie, this stunning orjol is fully glazed unlike other cruches or gargoulettes. Its lovely patina has slowly developed with the passage of time and with the help of the hot sun in the south of France. The imperfections help authenticate this water cruche as it was a utilitarian piece used daily at one time. An eexceptionally decorative piece, this classic French water jug is highly collectible because of its colorful and hard-to-find green glaze, and a delight for any Country French interior. We have a large selection of antique French pottery. Contact us for more pictures or information.
h - 13.25"
w - 12" handle to handle
d - 5.75" bottom
mouth - 4.25"
TAGS: 19th Century French Cruche Orjol with Green Glaze, Antique French Water Pitcher, French Orjol, French Water Jug, Green Glaze, French Pottery, South of France, Utilitarian, Kitchen