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A Primitive Pair of French Salting Pots c.1840


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A pair of primitive and organically formed French earthenware “salting” vessels or pots c.1840.

The jars are banal, earthy and voluminous. Reminiscent of Japanese pottery - their surface patina consists of innumerable imaginable textures: colours and free gestural marks from the makers’ pottery glazes and repetitive thumb prints along the edges of the pots lips. The very passage of time creating an additional dimension - evocative and unique surfaces of lichens, mosses and wonderful pitting to the ceramic.

This sculptural hand-formed duo epitomise the aesthetics of ‘wabi-sabi’. ‘Wabi’ may be translated as "subdued, austere beauty," while ‘Sabi’ means "rustic patina."

The pair talk together as works of art. Sculptures as striking additions to your interior or garden space.

Size listed is maximum dimensions of the single jars.

  • Width: 50 cm (19.69″)
  • Height: 50 cm (19.69″)
  • Depth: 50 cm (19.69″)