19th Century French Gargoulette or Water Jug with Green Glaze
19th Century French gargoulette from Carcassone in southwest France, having a rare and luminous green glaze, circa 1890s. This stunning antique French water jug features a single handle and two spouts, one for pouring and one for drinking. Usually worn on a belt, this thermos like jug kept water cold and allowed those working in the hot sun to have a drink of cool water. The drinking spout was made long and thin so several people could drink from the cruche without touching their lips to the spout while the pouring spout had a trumpet like shape and was corked. French utilitarian water jugs like this were only half glazed as they would have been stored in the cool soil to keep cold. Because gargoulettes were usually worn on a belt, they did not suffer as much breakage as other vessels. The hard-to-find green glaze makes this a very collectible piece. We have a large selection of antique French pottery. Contact us for more pictures or information.
w - 6.75"
d - 3.75" bottom
TAGS: 19th Century French Gargoulette, Antique French Gargoulette, French Cruche, French Water Jug, Water Jug with Two Spouts, French Pottery, French Earthenware, Utilitarian, Kitchen