A French Bressane pottery jug from the 19th century with geometric cream glazed motifs, including twirly motifs and flowers, molded back handle and front spout. A French Bressane pottery jug from the 19th century, resplendent with cream glazed geometric motifs, a molded back handle, and front spout, offering an enticing blend of rustic charm and artful sophistication. Crafted in the French Bressane region in the 19th century, this jug beckons with its rich history and timeless design.
The upper section of the jug is swathed in a warm brown glaze, providing a sumptuous backdrop for the cream glazed motifs that ornament the jug’s surface. These motifs are a harmonious interplay of geometric patterns, swirls, and floral designs, exuding an air of rustic elegance. The intricacies of the patterns are reminiscent of the lush French countryside and the rich tapestry of nature.
The jug features a molded back handle that marries functionality with beauty. The handle, with its gentle curves, mirrors the graceful lines of the jug, and the front spout that emerges from the circular mouth, which is charmingly irregular, adding an authenticity to the piece.
The circular mouth, with its uneven lines, conveys a sense of organic flow, as if the jug were crafted by nature itself. This is further accentuated by the unglazed bottom section, which showcases the natural texture and earthen hues of the clay, creating a delightful contrast with the glazed upper section.
In good condition, this French Bressane pottery jug is a treasure that embodies the essence of traditional craftsmanship. With its beautiful motifs, warm glaze, and rustic character, it is an ideal addition to any home seeking the grace and charm of the French countryside, perhaps placed in a kitchen, dining room, or as a focal point in an entryway.
Place of Origin: France
Period: 19th Century
Dimensions: 11.75"H x 10"W x 10"D
Inventory Number: XX455G