Antique French Cruche Orjol or Water Jug with Dark Mustard or Caramel Glaze
A large 19th century French water jug or cruche orjol from the Languedoc region in southwest France, having a hard-to-find luminous dark mustard or caramel glaze and two beautifully arched handles that rise above the opening with the spout formed into the handle on one side, circa 1890s. This superb orjol is fully glazed unlike other cruches or gargoulettes and was a specialty of the region, now contained in the modern-day region of Occitanie. The beautiful patina of this antique water pitcher has slowly developed with the passage of time and with the help of the hot sun in the south of France. The imperfections are a testament to its utilitarian history and daily use at one time. Exceptionally decorative, this classic French water jug is highly collectible because of its colorful and rare 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 - 12"
w - 11.25" handle to handle
d - 6.25" bottom
mouth - 4"
TAGS: 19th Century French Cruche Orjol with Caramel Glaze, Antique French Water Pitcher, French Orjol, French Water Jug, Caramel Glaze, French Pottery, South of France, Utilitarian, Kitchen