Antique vessels for hire
These exclusive vessels are in my personal collection and can be hired as props for editorial, interior design, food or branding photo shoots as part of my styling services.
Make an enquiry about the hire of any item on this page or if you have a particular commission you’d like to discuss.
Also available for hire are antique vessels for sale.
Muted shades of olive green and terracotta with a tall spout and relief form typical of the Ardeche region in France, Dante is a proud walnut jug with all three handles intact and named after the tre corone (three crowns) of Italian literature: Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio.
50cm (H) x 30cm (W)
Characteristic of its origins, Verde is a French antique water jug with signs of wear and tear synonymous with use and age. Despite a chipped spout and cracked glazing, Verde tells the story of travels and a life well-lived.
29.5cm (H) x 22cm (W)
A smaller addition, Adriano has a rich, deep olive glaze spotted with terracotta. Adriano has a handle missing at the rear but looks beautifully intact from the front.
31cm (H) x 32cm (W)
Named after a garden orchard, Carmela is a beautifully smooth jug with varying pigments of orange and a small, intact spout and handles. Unlike most others, Carmella retains the scent of oil from old days.
31cm (H) x 28cm (W)
As though salvaged from a ship wreck, Salvatore has a form characterised with barnacle-type relief. Rough, coarse and dark, with an original stopper, Salvatore is crude and tactile.
34cm (H) x 30cm (W)
A beautiful addition to my demijohn range, Elsa is the grandmother, protected by a metal frame and softened by a wicker body and original straw stuffing. A wire threading holds the neck oil place. Named so because it is a demijohn still preserved in its original protection, and meaning ‘bountiful or plenty’.
57cm (H) x 45cm (W)
Still encased in it’s original frame, Lena is a lesser version of Elsa but still robust and strong. The symmetry of the metal work is sharp yet the translucence of the frame shows the delicacy of what lies beneath.
50cm (H) x 50cm (W)
So old and so protected from what we can see beneath the exterior, Gulio is the grandfather of the demijohn range. Protected by layers of history, a simple demijohn covered by straw, framework, wickerwork and yet another cage with handles — the cork beckons entry to when and where its journey began….
70cm (H) x 56cm (W)
Anna & Yoannou
Handwoven, golden weave pairs these two vessels, one larger than the other. As smaller variations of the demijohn family, they are perhaps more versatile for a variety of settings.
Anna: 38cm (H) x 28cm (W)
Yoannou: 47cm (H) x 37cm (W)
An old, muted wicker jacket containing a tall-necked green wine bottle, with a removable ‘hat’ still wired close. As in the story of Italian true love, Romeo has a counterpart also available, Juliet.
70cm (H) x 54cm (W)
A counterpart to Romeo, Juliet is an Italian wine bottle encased in a wicker jacket. A removable hat reveals original straw bedding and one head of wheat — a mythological symbol of charity and love. What’s not to love?
70cm (H) x 53cm (W)
Formerly belonging to a debutante, Fiorina has no doubt had pride of place on a table at many a soirée. A larger than average confit pot, with beautiful ochre yellow glazing and neat little handles.
33cm (H) x 34cm (W)
Poly & Nesoi
Rare tribal water vessels from Polynesia. These terracotta, ovoid forms have three spouts and relief detail of geometric patterns and botanical shapes, softly highlighted by the subtle, weathered glazing. Very special pieces.
27cm (H) x 18cm (W)
24cm (H) x 16cm (W)
Make an enquiry
If you are interested in hiring a vessel as a part of my styling service, please use the form, email me or call +44 (0)7443 429614.