Vessels such as this pair of large olive oil jars have been used for centuries throughout Greece and can still be found there today. Our pair, which dates to the 1800s, are known as koroniotiko pots, as they originated in the Peloponnese town of Koroni/Corone. The bulbous bodies have thick ridges that culminate just beneath the short necks, giving the functional pots (used to keep olive oil fresh) aesthetic individuality. Both pots have a striated coloration, although to different degrees, of ochre, cream, white, and brown over the traditional terra cotta orange. Our charming pair of Greek olive oil jars can be used inside or outdoors as planters or decorative accessories.
CONDITION: Good condition with commensurate nicks and losses. Minor inconsistencies to glaze and paint. Light buildup to the interior.