Known in Greece as a koroniotiko, this olive oil or grain pot dates to circa 1890. The large, hand-thrown terra cotta pot, which was painted white, sits in a painted black iron stand that was added more recently. Koroniotikos pots often have repetitive rope patterns or ribbing, although our pot has more subtle ridges along the middle of the pot. The interior, which measures 10 inches in diameter, has a thin recessed molding beneath the unpainted opening.
Koroniotikos pots are easily recognizable by their bulbous bodies and short necks. They originated centuries ago in the town of Koroni (also known as Corone) in southern Greece and are used to store olive oil or grains. A charming terra cotta oil pot from the 19th century that can be used as an inside or outdoor planter or a simple decorative accessory.
CONDITION: Good antique condition with wear commensurate to age and use, including buildup and paint losses. Minor rubs and fleabites. The stand was added more recently, but the pot can be placed directly on the ground without wobbling. To use as a planter, it is recommended to drill a drainage hole and protect the terra cotta during cold months.