IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THE PRACTICAL INFORMATION OF THE PIECE AND NOT THE HISTORY… PLEASE SKIP FIRST PARAGRAPH AND SKIP T0 THE SEND PARAGRAPH. THE WORLD’S FIRST THERMOS. A CRUCHE WITH THE SPOUT AND THE DRINKING SPOUT ON OPPOSITE SIDES OF THE VESSEL. THE WORKERS IN THE HOT SUN OF THE SOUTH-WEST COULD DRINK WATER FROM THE CRUCHE AS IT SAT ON THEIR BELT UNTIL THEY REACHED THE WORK AREA. THE WATER WAS PROTECTED BY THE THICK GLAZE AND CLAY GLAZE AND THE FACT THE OPENINGS WERE TO THE SIDE AND THEY VERY SMALL KEEPING THE WATER COMPARABLE TO A COOL BASEMENT IN THE SUMMER. THIS GARGOULETTE IS THE RAREST FORM IN UTILITARIAN OBJECTS. IT DATES BACK TO PERSIA WHERE IT MIGRATED FROM AFRICA INTO THE IBERIAN COUNTRIES. THE GARGOULETTE HAS NO TOP BUT TWO SPOUTS. IT WAS THE RAREST AND MOST COVETED FORM. ONLY USED AROUND THE HOME FOR COOL WATER. THIS IS VERY RARE AS IT WAS NOT MADE IN THE JASPE CENTER OR GARGOULETTES, THUIR AND ITS REGION. THE JASPE COLORS ARE UNREAL GIVING A LUMINESCE GLOW TO THE BUTTERY YELLOW BASE AND THE GREEN AND BROWN. THERE IS ALSO A REMARKABLE AREA IN THE REAR WHERE THE GLAZE MOVED ACROSS THE PIECE IN UNEVEN GLAZE COLORS. I’VE NEVER FOUND ANOTHER AND IT IS REFLECTED IN THE PRICE AND MY LABOR!!!!!!! THIS IS NOT A PIECE FOR WHICH ONE SHOULD BE ECONOMICAL. We always offers the same quality of excellence that make us the premier experts of’Terres Vernissées’ in the US. If you want one of the true antique forms of this genre… The French would go’fou’ as the many collectors in the U. Obbiously, I have the luck with my colleagues in France to find the best available anywhere in Europe and our country. Read on my site the Accolades we have received, including making collections for Daniel Boulud’s restaurants. Authenticity from which our reputation has grown… NEVER HAS ONE PIECE ARRIVED WITH A PROBLEM! The finest pieces on the web and in our shop.. The item “ANTIQUE FRENCH POTTERY EARTHENWARE STONEWARE GLAZE CONFIT LARGE GARGOULETTE” is in sale since Friday, December 4, 2020. This item is in the category “Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\European Pottery\French”. The seller is “eddietuilerie707″ and is located in Westport, Connecticut. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, Australia, Japan, China, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Hong Kong, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guadeloupe, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Sri lanka, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.