Giant Portuguese Antique Olive jar

£650.00

Standing on a wrought iron tripod base, this giant ovoid shaped Portuguese jar has a beautiful, weathered patina. With its handmade ribbed patterns in the clay, this terracotta pot makes for a lovely decorative piece either indoors or outdoors.

These giant terracotta jars were used for storing olive oil or wines, its storage carefully designed for keeping its contents fresh. Also known as a pithoi, translated as ‘a large earthenware storage jar’, this is a stunning antique terracotta olive storage jar.

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Dimensions 50 × 88 cm
Circa

19th Century

Origin

Portugal

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