Very Large French 18th Century Terracotta Biot Pot For Sale
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Very Large French 18th Century Terracotta Biot Pot

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This fabulous handmade terracotta pot originated in the Provençal town of Biot and was originally used to store olive oil. The interior glaze that extends to around the rim was to prevent vermin from climbing into the oil inside. In perfect condition with exceptional patina, the photos show the pot on a very overcast day which makes it appear more gray than its true creamy color (Photo #9 right side). In Photo #8, it is the third pot from the left and in Photo #10, it is the pot to the far right. These pots make an elegant statement around a pool and are magnificent in a grouping, perhaps by the entrance to your home on in a courtyard. Please note that because Biot pots are glazed only on the interior and rim, they are not suitable for overwintering outside in cold climates except if emptied and covered. While we can drill them to function as planters, we recommend a custom fiberglass lining that we can have made for you. Be wary of any Biot pots of this size that are considerably cheaper. There are tons of knockoffs out there, but we guarantee the authenticity of ours.

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  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
    Good
  • Condition Details
    Minor chipping to rim and glaze commensurate with age and use.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 39.25 in. x Dm 28.5 in.H 99.7 cm x Dm 72.39 cm
  • Diameter
    28.5 in. (72.39 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Woodbury, CT
  • Seller Reference Number
    CPO 1032
  • Reference Number
    LU86347421713
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