Ridged Olive Oil Vessel

c. 1850
$980 USD
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H: 14.0" Dia: 9.25"
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With elegant proportions and simple design, this 19th-century Mediterranean olive oil jar has the timeless beauty of a Greek amphora or a provincial Chinese wine jar. The jar would have been used in the home to store olive oil or other liquids, as evidenced by the cream-colored glaze coating the interior. Ridges patterning the exterior add rhythmic texture to the gently tapered form and the raw, unglazed finish has beautifully aged from a century of use, darkened by a subtle patina. Set on a custom steel mount, this functional household object lives on as a sculptural glimpse of the past.

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