Antique French Walnut Oil Jar from 1800's

$1,850.00
SKU:
HP151
Width:
17.00 (in)
Height:
30.50 (in)
Depth:
17.00 (in)
Inventory:
Currently Available
Shop By Era:
19th Century
Age:
circa 1800s
Country of Manufacture:
France
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Antique French 19th century Provencal walnut oil jar or jug made of earthenware. We are quite confident that it was used for walnut oil, because there is still some in the jar. The French walnut oil jars were typically used to transport the locally pressed walnuts, which date back to the Neolithic period. Archaeologists have been able to use modern carbon dating technology and have found petrified walnuts dating back to 6000BC. The Roman’s called the walnuts the Royal Nut of Jove, who was the King of their Mythological Gods. There is a rather crude old homemade scoop that came with the olive oil jar that will included with the sale.