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BIOT JAR - TYPE INDEX


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Type Name:
BIOT JAR
Category:
LEAD GLAZED COARSE EARTHENWARE
Production Origin:
FRANCE
Production Date Range:
1700-1750
Defining Attributes:
Hard, gritty paste that is buff to pinkish in color.

Body has a whiteish slip covered in a clear lead glaze, resulting in a light yellow color.

Vessel Forms:
STORAGE JAR
Comments:
Biot Jars were produced during the first half of the 18th century in the Biot region of southern France. The jars were barrel-shaped, approximately four feet tall, and were used as storage containers for both dry and wet goods.
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