Antique Cretan Terracotta Pithoi 3

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An original Pithoi from Crete.

Scarcely are genuine original Pithoi seen in the UK (those actually used for the storage). The method of using large, wide terracotta vessels to hold grains and oils was common practice on the island and is an aspect of the culture that goes back thousands of years.

This large, sculptural jar would make an incredible statement - be it inside or outside a property.

Get in touch regarding nationwide personal delivery.

Height / 100cm


Nothing is more sustainable than using antiques around your home and garden. Buying antiques is a truly effective way for you to take direct action to help the environment. It is the ultimate in recycling with antiques being the eco-conscious choice that is often overlooked.


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B) Thereafter £1+VAT per mile (£30 minimum charge... no minimum spend)

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For most orders within an approximate 2hr drive from Tom's Yard, I aim to personally deliver your pots. When I deliver it's a full 'white glove' service, meaning your pots will be placed exactly where you would like them to go. On top of this, I offer timed deliveries; So if you require delivery on a specific date & time (when a gardener is around, for example) this can be achieved.

Kerbside pallet delivery charged at £58 for pot orders. This covers mainland England & Wales. For Scotland & offshore locations, get in touch for a standard quote.

For nationwide orders, I resort to a pallet service to deliver my pots. I charge a £58 contribution towards the total haulage & packing costs. You can find more information on that service over on this page.

For large orders of multiple pots, I much prefer to use a courier. This often works out to be more cost-effective than sending multiple pallets, offers you a more personal service and saves you needing to dispose of the packaging that comes with a pallet service.

To discuss a quotation or the logistics of your delivery before ordering get in touch.

Care / Frost


Should harsh frosts be expected, particularly for prolonged periods, ensure to either wrap your pots with plastic bubble wrap or move them to a more sheltered spot to be stored until going back out on display in Spring (a glasshouse, shed, garage, outdoor kitchen...).

However, don't forget that each of these pots have lasted numerous Seasons over the course of their lives so far. The Mediterranean can see equally cold Winters as we do here.


All of our antique pots feature drainage holes in the base. In the Yard we have discovered that soggy Autumn/Winter leaf drop can lead to drainage holes becoming clogged up. To combat this we recommend that you place a wire mesh inside your pot to catch leaf drop before it gathers in the base.

Condition Disclaimer

All of our antique pots have been personally sourced and chosen.

  • Expect minor scratches, nicks, chibbles and scuffs along with light surface wear and variations in colour due to exposure to the elements. These aren't 'off the shelf' products.
  • Unless stated in the description, these arrive structurally sound and free from detrimental cracks. Thomas wouldn't sell anything that he personally wouldn't be confident using.
  • Condition Reports. Should you ever like a condition report on a specific pot just send us a message and we will get back to you with relevant comments and pictures.
  • We offer no guarantee on antique/reclaimed pots. However, we see that as they have survived for multiple decades, looked after, they will go on much longer. See below for details.