A rare and delightful early vintage set of ten kitchen storage jars made by one of France's oldest ( founded 1735 ) and most famous faienceries, Niderville, Moselle. The ten jars store : oil, vinegar ( 2 bottles ) , semolina ( semoule ), rice, coffee, pasta ( pates ), sugar, spices ( espies ) thyme and tea. Each piece bears the post 1827 mark ( in 1827 Niderville was taken over by MLG Dryander. These delightful and cheerful pieces will certainly brighten up any kitchen dresser or shelf. They remind us somewhat of the works of the English potter Clarice Cliff !
oil/vinegar :L. 7 cm. (2 3/4") x B. 7cm. ( 2 3/4" ) x H. 25.5 cm. ( 10 3/64" )
larger jars (5) : L. 10 cm. ( 4" ) x B 10 cm. ( 4" ) x H. 20.5 cm. ( 8 5/64" )
smaller jars ( 3 ) : L. 6 cm. ( 2 23/64" ) x B. 6 cm. ( 2 23/64" ) x H. 11.5 cm. ( 4 17/32" ).
Total weight of the lot : 4,778 g. ( 10 pounds and 8 1/2 ounces ).
Condition: obviously the set has ' been through the wars' somewhat! Two main issues : vinegar bottle's top and a chip off the sugar jar ( obvious from the photos ). Apart from that , some hairline cracks. However it is actually perfectly usable and its charm far outweighs its shortcomings, we believe!
Niederville, Moselle Faience early vintage set (10) of storage jars.