Antique 1800’s French Clay Pitcher Jar Vase With Open Neck
These wonderfully decorative jars or clay pots originate in France. They were used to transport and ship oil and other liquids and preserved foods all over France and the French colonies.
They date from the early 1800’s right through to the late 1800’s.
These highly collectible jars characteristically have the classic buff colored clay and a yellow-cream colored glaze below the lip.
Each oil producer used a unique shape of pot so it could be identified and returned to the farm once the contents had been used.
The jars came from a number of producer regions in France. We have examples from Poitier, Antibes and Charente.
Each area had its own local clays, unique glazes and shapes. They were hand made using coiled clay and were made to be very strong and robust. Therefore each pot will be different in texture, glaze, shape and no two pots are exactly alike. Some of our vessels are grey in tone, some cream and some stone coloured… it totally depends on the clay used regionally. Some are very matt, some have a glaze.
Due to their robust nature they have survived the passage of time in kitchens, gardens and barns all over France. They are often found as abandoned garden decorations regionally.
Our pots may vary from the pictures shown but we will endeavour to send you a pot which is as close as possible.
Sizes are variable from approximately 22 to 28 centimetres high.
Delivery Terms and Conditions
We use a combination of delivery options depending on the size and weight of your order
Collection from Homebarn
Always welcome, when ordering please specify ‘Collect from Shop’ option.
Small Parcel – £4.95
For smaller items and our standard UK delivery we use Royal Mail first or second class delivery. This is usually a signed for service. If you are not in to take delivery of the package Royal Mail should leave a red calling card. The item will be taken to your local depot to be collected in person. Or you can contact Royal Mail directly to arrange re delivery of the item.
Large Parcel – £10.95
This delivery service is tracked to your door and if you are not in to take delivery of the package the courier should leave a contact calling card. This is a signed for service, after two attempts the item will be delivered back to Home Barn or sent to a collection centre for you to collect within timeframes dictated by the courier company.
Small Pallet – £40.00
Pallet service for small items of furniture and other items too large to post.
After your order we will contact you directly to schedule a specific delivery day. Pallets will be delivered to the curb outside your house, after the driver has confirmed you are home to receive the delivery.
This is a signed for service. If no one is at home they will leave a card with their contact details to reschedule. After two attempts the item will be delivered back to Home Barn.
Pallets are delivered Monday to Friday between 8 and and 6pm on a date previously agreed with you. There is no exact timing available for a pallet delivery. If you wish to request an am or pm delivery then there will be an additional charge of £25.
The courier will not remove the pallet or the packaging from your delivery address. They are not obliged to move the delivery into your home.
Large Pallet – £60.00
Pallet service for medium sized items of furniture
Special Delivery – For extra large or fragile furniture
We will contact you within 48-72 hours with a delivery quote and if you agree we will then schedule a specific delivery slot with you. A private courier will deliver our larger items of furniture and/or fragile items. Smaller items also ordered may be delivered separately depending on their size.
The lead time for this service is approximately 1 day to 3 weeks depending on your location and availability.
Please note that this item is large and heavy. Please make sure before buying it that it will fit and can be manoeuvred into the room it is intended for. The customer will nee to provide 1 strong able bodied person(s) for our driver to assist with carrying.
As you place your order, please be sure to fill in the ‘comments’ box with any specific delivery requests or useful information. Please indicate for example which floor you are on, how many flights of stairs need to be climbed. Are there any parking restrictions outside the delivery address, will the driver be able to pull up directly outside the address. Is there a lift? The more information you give us about your delivery address the easier it is for everyone and we can get the right quote to you first time.
If you are located a distance of more than 100 miles from Homebarn please be aware that the quoted lead time may be increased as shipments are often consolidated to further away areas and these deliveries only happen every 2-4 weeks.
Dining Tables – Please call or email us for quote for dining table deliveries.
Our dining tables are normally delivered with the top attached for safe transportation.
If you need to remove the top for access then you can do this easily by removing the screws which attach the top to the base with an electric screwdriver.
If you are located within a 120 mile radius of our postcode (SL7 3RR) we may in some circumstances be able to send a courier to you who can assist with removal of the top. Please ask if this is something that would be helpful and we can provide an appropriate quotation.
Please remember; this is NOT a two man delivery, so we will only be able to deliver to the front door. Often the driver will help you inside the house but they are under no obligation to do so and it will depend on his/her schedule and their company’s health and safety policy.
If you require us to send two men on the delivery with your item of furniture we will be happy to give you a quotation for a two man delivery (additional costs will apply).
The Terms and Conditions
Please note that all items delivered beyond the threshold of your home are carried out at your own risk. The following handy little check list will help to ensure that we conduct a successful delivery into your home.
ADEQUATE FLOOR PROTECTION – Please ensure you have placed adequate covering to protect your lovely flooring or carpets. Due to health and Safety the delivery team cannot remove any clothing or footwear.
BREAKABLE OBJECTS – Knocks and falls sometimes happen so it’s always best to remove anything that might break, or get damaged along the delivery pathway before the team arrives.
ACCESS IN PROPERTY – Please let us know before ordering if you have any access issues. Alert us to twisty passages, low doorways and dog-leg stairs. You also need to make sure our delivery van can make it close enough to your home. Please speak to us beforehand if you’re not sure. Should our logistics team feel that there is a danger to your property and equally to them in delivering large items upstairs, they may refuse to do so. We will not be able to refund you if the item does not fit into your home or into it’s final location, so please ask away about dimensions before you buy.
ACCESS CHECKS AVAILABLE – If you would like our experts to assess your property in advance, just let us know! There will be a charge for this service.
ACCESS ISSUES AND CUSTOMER DECLARATION – We encourage our drivers to go above and beyond to make sure your delivery goes as smoothly as possible, but sometimes their dedication to help get your furniture in place could result in an accidental mark or two on your walls if your access is very narrow. If you would like to proceed please do so knowing that threes a chance that something may get damaged or marked. If you would prefer not to take this risk then we will only be able to deliver the goods to your front door.
PARKING – If your property has parking restrictions, it’s very important that you let us know in advance so we can plan. If a parking permit is required, you must arrange this. Any problems with parking availability which result in a failed delivery or parking ticket, will be chargeable to the customer.
FAILED DELIVERIES – Failed deliveries unfortunately come with a cost. With route planning, vehicle space allocation, drivers road time, there are costs which we cannot claw back. If you need to make changes to your delivery date, please give us plenty of notice to avoid lost fees.
DELAYED DELIVERIES AT CUSTOMERS REQUEST – If your order is ready for delivery but you realise you need a bit more time to finish your home renovation, just let us know! We have limited warehouse facilities. If you cannot take delivery straight at the previously agreed time please let us know as soon as possible. Sometimes we are happy to store your items for a limited time (free of charge) to help you out! We reserve the right to charge storage fees of up to £125 per item, per week. This can be discussed when required