Vintage retro French large enamel ware water ewer or laundry jug in buttery cream with green rim

Shipping to United States: $55.32
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A vintage French large enamelware jug or ewer in a pale buttery cream shade, with contrasting dark green rim.
This type of metal jug was typically used in the dairy to hold milk, and in the laundry or to wash each morning and night in the bedroom before indoor bathrooms were introduced in rural France. This piece is from the Twentieth century.
The jug has a wonderful shape, there are some chips and rust spots to the enamel as expected with a piece of vintage enamel.
The jug is watertight and useable, it looks really good with a bunch of wildflowers tumbling over the edges or a gathering of twigs and blossom from the hedgerow. The steel body used is heavy gauge and good quality.
Size approx height 40cm, handle to spout 24cm, base diameter 19cm.


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