French Bressane pottery jug from the 19th century with brown glaze and soft yellow motifs. A charming French Bressane pottery jug from the 19th century, enveloped in a brown glaze adorned with soft yellow motifs, melding rustic character with an artful touch. Created in the famed Bressane region of France in the 19th century, this pottery jug exudes an inviting warmth and old-world charm that captures the essence of French pastoral life.
The jug’s upper section is bathed in a brown glaze, which gracefully harmonizes with delicate soft yellow motifs. These motifs, with their gentle curves and strokes, are reminiscent of sunlit fields and the gentle caress of a countryside breeze. The earthy brown glaze serves as an elegant canvas, making the yellow motifs subtly pop, adding a touch of joy and whimsy to the piece.
A molded back handle, curvaceous in form, lends an element of grace and functionality. The jug’s front spout emerges with an effortless elegance, guiding the eye along its curves. Both the handle and spout are glazed, complementing the jug’s overall aesthetic.
Adding an additional layer of rustic authenticity is the unglazed lower section. The raw, textured earthenware at the base contrasts with the glazed upper portion, showcasing the jug's natural beauty and evoking a sense of grounding.
This 19th-century French Bressane pottery jug is not just a vessel, but a story - a story of tradition, craft, and the enchanting beauty of rural France. With its rustic character, brown glaze, and soft yellow motifs, this jug would be a delightful addition to any space, perhaps gracing a farmhouse kitchen or adding a touch of countryside charm to a cozy living room.
Place of Origin: France
Period: 19th Century
Dimensions: 8.5"D x 11"H x 9.25"W
Inventory Number: XX455K