French Glazed Pottery Bouillotte Hot Water Bottle with Two Handles from Normandy

A French glazed pottery "bouillotte" from Normandy, 19th century, with two loop handles and central filling hole. Immerse yourself in the charm of rustic French countryside with this exquisite 19th-century glazed pottery "bouillotte" from Normandy. This traditional French hot water bottle, once a household staple, now serves as a unique and captivating piece of history, ready to grace your home with its authentic character. The bouillotte features two practical loop handles, thoughtfully designed for easy carriage, and a central filling hole, alluding to its original utilitarian purpose. Its form is robust yet graceful, with a silhouette that speaks of its utilitarian past. The pottery is enveloped in a subtle glaze, enhancing its rustic appeal and adding a gentle sheen to the surface. This French bouillotte transcends its original function, standing today as a versatile decorative piece. It could be used as a charming flower vase, bringing a touch of nature and history to your living space. Alternatively, it might find a home on a bookshelf or side table, serving as a conversation starter and a reminder of bygone days. The piece’s rustic character and provincial charm make it a perfect fit for homes adorned with antique furnishings or those inspired by French country decor. It would also serve as a lovely and thoughtful gift for collectors of vintage pottery or French antiques.
Place of Origin: France
Period: 19th Century
Dimensions: 11.5"W x 5.75"H
Inventory Number: XX405E
Price: $495