Glazed earthenware « mélard » – 18ᵗʰ century – Puy de Dôme
The size of this commonly used piece of pottery is absolutely amazing. In days gone by, it was used for storing nut oil in mills, châteaux and monasteries.
In the 18ᵗʰ century, nut oil was used exclusively for lighting purposes in public places.
This jar is particularly well conserved and the distinctive mark of the skilled potter remains intact.
Reference number: PA027