Antiques

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Each of these giare are entirely handmade (originally by the coil method and later on a potter’s wheel, in segments) at least a hundred years ago in Puglia, in Southern Italy. After being left to dry as bisqueware in the sunshine, they were fired in a large wood-burning kiln – sometimes a small cave with the entrance bricked shut, or sometimes a large, deep hole with bricked sides and a removable top. Historically, the giara would be used to store the household’s wine and would have a plate cemented on the top so the wine did not sour. Giare make a spectacular statement at the entrance of your home, in your garden, or in the corner of a room that needs some flair. Nest a small plastic pot in the top and plant hanging flowers to spill over the side, or let them stand on their own – they don’t really need a whole lot, they are so gorgeous as-is! They look especially fabulous in pairs or trios, and we are always happy to help envision your space and offer suggestions. We’ve shipped them all over the world (yes, the world!) and are happy to offer them to you with free shipping within the continental United States.

  • This antique giara (large urn) is at least 100 years old and comes from Puglia in Southern Italy. These urns (giare is the plural!) were made by hand on a potter's wheel and were used to store wine. A plate was cemented over the top to ensure that the wine did not sour. After all of the wine was drawn from the spigot, the cemented plate was broken off and the giara was reused. This particular giara measures 52'' tall, has one handle and some tape residue around the top. Please see gallery photos for detailed pictures. The price listed includes curbside shipping to anywhere within the continental United States! Local pick-up is also available – please let us know if you’re interested.
  • This antique giara (large urn) is at least 100 years old and comes from Puglia in Southern Italy. These urns (giare is the plural!) were made by hand on a potter's wheel and were used to store wine. A plate was cemented over the top to ensure that the wine did not sour. After all of the wine was drawn from the spigot, the cemented plate was broken off and the giara was reused. This particular giara measures 44'' tall with a corked spout and a crack at the rim. Please see gallery photos for detailed pictures. The price listed includes curbside shipping to anywhere within the continental United States! Local pick-up is also available – please let us know if you’re interested.
  • This antique giara (large urn) is at least 100 years old and comes from Puglia in Southern Italy. These urns (giare is the plural!) were made by hand on a potter's wheel and were used to store wine. A plate was cemented over the top to ensure that the wine did not sour. After all of the wine was drawn from the spigot, the cemented plate was broken off and the giara was reused. This particular giara measures 48'' tall and is a bit fragile as both of the handles have been repaired. The price listed includes curbside shipping to anywhere within the continental United States! Local pick-up is also available – please let us know if you’re interested.
  • This antique giara (large urn) is at least 100 years old and comes from Puglia in Southern Italy. These urns (giare is the plural!) were made by hand on a potter's wheel and were used to store wine. A plate was cemented over the top to ensure that the wine did not sour. After all of the wine was drawn from the spigot, the cemented plate was broken off and the giara was reused. This particular giara measures 47'' tall and the spout has been filled in and broken off. The price listed includes curbside shipping to anywhere within the continental United States! Local pick-up is also available – please let us know if you’re interested.
  • This antique giara (large urn) is at least 100 years old and comes from Puglia in Southern Italy. These urns (giare is the plural!) were made by hand on a potter's wheel and were used to store wine. A plate was cemented over the top to ensure that the wine did not sour. After all of the wine was drawn from the spigot, the cemented plate was broken off and the giara was reused. This particular giara measures 42'' tall and has a broken spout. The price listed includes curbside shipping to anywhere within the continental United States! Local pick-up is also available – please let us know if you’re interested.
  • This antique giara (large urn) is at least 100 years old and comes from Puglia in Southern Italy. These urns (giare is the plural!) were made by hand on a potter's wheel and were used to store wine. A plate was cemented over the top to ensure that the wine did not sour. After all of the wine was drawn from the spigot, the cemented plate was broken off and the giara was reused. This particular giara measures 44'' tall and has some white patches where a crack has been repaired (you can see inside a bit). The price listed includes curbside shipping to anywhere within the continental United States! Local pick-up is also available – please let us know if you’re interested.
  • This antique giara (large urn) is at least 100 years old and comes from Puglia in Southern Italy. These urns (giare is the plural!) were made by hand on a potter's wheel and were used to store wine. A plate was cemented over the top to ensure that the wine did not sour. After all of the wine was drawn from the spigot, the cemented plate was broken off and the giara was reused. This particular giara measures 47'' tall and one of its handles has been repaired. The price listed includes curbside shipping to anywhere within the continental United States! Local pick-up is also available – please let us know if you’re interested.
  • This antique giara (large urn) is at least 100 years old and comes from Puglia in Southern Italy. These urns (giare is the plural!) were made by hand on a potter's wheel and were used to store wine. A plate was cemented over the top to ensure that the wine did not sour. After all of the wine was drawn from the spigot, the cemented plate was broken off and the giara was reused. This particular giara measures 49.5'' tall, has one handle and a white crack repair in the bottom as well as near the top. The price listed includes curbside shipping to anywhere within the continental United States! Local pick-up is also available – please let us know if you’re interested.
  • This antique giara (large urn) is at least 100 years old and comes from Puglia in Southern Italy. These urns (giare is the plural!) were made by hand on a potter's wheel and were used to store wine. A plate was cemented over the top to ensure that the wine did not sour. After all of the wine was drawn from the spigot, the cemented plate was broken off and the giara was reused. This particular giara measures 49.5'' tall with a chipped spout and is etched with a portrait of a knight. Please see gallery photos for detailed pictures. The price listed includes curbside shipping to anywhere within the continental United States! Local pick-up is also available – please let us know if you’re interested.
  • This antique giara (large urn) is at least 100 years old and comes from Puglia in Southern Italy. These urns (giare is the plural!) were made by hand on a potter's wheel and were used to store wine. A plate was cemented over the top to ensure that the wine did not sour. After all of the wine was drawn from the spigot, the cemented plate was broken off and the giara was reused. This particular giara measures 49'' tall. The price listed includes curbside shipping to anywhere within the continental United States! Local pick-up is also available – please let us know if you’re interested.
  • This antique giara (large urn) is at least 100 years old and comes from Puglia in Southern Italy. These urns (giare is the plural!) were made by hand on a potter's wheel and were used to store wine. A plate was cemented over the top to ensure that the wine did not sour. After all of the wine was drawn from the spigot, the cemented plate was broken off and the giara was reused. This particular giara measures 42'' tall. The price listed includes curbside shipping to anywhere within the continental United States! Local pick-up is also available – please let us know if you’re interested.
  • This antique giara (large urn) is at least 100 years old and comes from Puglia in Southern Italy. These urns (giare is the plural!) were made by hand on a potter's wheel and were used to store wine. A plate was cemented over the top to ensure that the wine did not sour. After all of the wine was drawn from the spigot, the cemented plate was broken off and the giara was reused. This particular giara measures 52.5'' tall and is white on the bottom, but no cracks. The price listed includes curbside shipping to anywhere within the continental United States! Local pick-up is also available – please let us know if you’re interested.
  • This antique giara (large urn) is at least 100 years old and comes from Puglia in Southern Italy. These urns (giare is the plural!) were made by hand on a potter's wheel and were used to store wine. A plate was cemented over the top to ensure that the wine did not sour. After all of the wine was drawn from the spigot, the cemented plate was broken off and the giara was reused. This particular giara measures 45.5'' tall and has a bit of a funky spout as you can see in the photos. The price listed includes curbside shipping to anywhere within the continental United States! Local pick-up is also available – please let us know if you’re interested.
  • This antique giara (large urn) is at least 100 years old and comes from Puglia in Southern Italy. These urns (giare is the plural!) were made by hand on a potter's wheel and were used to store wine. A plate was cemented over the top to ensure that the wine did not sour. After all of the wine was drawn from the spigot, the cemented plate was broken off and the giara was reused. This particular giara measures 43'' tall and does not have a spout. It has been patched and there's a crack at the top. The price listed includes curbside shipping to anywhere within the continental United States! Local pick-up is also available – please let us know if you’re interested.
  • This antique giara (large urn) is at least 100 years old and come