This ribbed terra cotta oil pot with partial ochre glaze was hand thrown circa 1850. The form is known as a koroniotiko, which comes from the town of Koroni (sometimes known as Corone), in the Peloponnese region of southern Greece. Koroniotiko have a bulbous body with a short neck, allowing for stored olive oil to remain fresh. These vessels have been used for centuries throughout Greece and can still be found there today. The top two rings that surround the body have been scored with fluting and remnants of an ochre glaze can still be above them. 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 to exterior and interior. Minor nicks and losses to terra cotta and glaze as seen in photos. To use as a planter it is recommended to drill a drainage hole, and protect the vessel in the winter.