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19th Century Greek 'King-Size' Ribbed Olive Jar with Dark Lichen Patination

$7,500Asking Price


Peloponnesian Koroni jar naturally weathered into a beautiful dark patina with lichen. Typical "orcio" cruse shape obtained by rings on rings of clay. Thousands of years ago, the precious, delicious, and healthy oil of olives was stored in jars. These jars were high shouldered, and short necked. There was that long length of time when olive oil was not processed for export, bottled, and shipped. It was stored in jars, the design of which helped to keep the oil fresh. Every country that makes pots produces its own version of the olive jar. In my own collection of handmade terracotta is this olive jar which dates back to the 19th century. Amazing Patine and character. Origin: Greece circa 1800. Measurements: 44" height x 36" diameter.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 44 in. (111.76 cm)Diameter: 36 in. (91.44 cm)
  • Style
    French Provincial (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    19th century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Almelo, NL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 2001591stDibs: LU3696318741342

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    Ships From: Almelo, Netherlands
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