The most famous of the great Dijon mustard firms was founded in 1777. Monsieur Grey, who had developed a secret recipe for a strong mustard made with white wine, formed a partnership with Monsieur Poupon, who supplied the financial backing to manufacture the product.
This antique mustard crock was made by Digoin & Sarreguemines. The pottery at Sarreguemines, France was established in 1784. They hold a long and successful history of creating beautiful ceramics, ranging from fine stoneware to majolica and are widely sought after by collectors.
The ribbon near the mouth reads: "HORS COUNCOURS PARIS 1900 MEMBRE DU JURY"
which I believe is a reference to the 1900 Exposition Universelle, a 7 month long Worlds Fair held in Paris France.
This jar is in very good vintage condition with no chips or cracks. It has minor signs of use and a few imperfections in the glazed finish but these details only add to its old world charm.
The jar stands 4 1/2" tall and the base has a diameter of 3"
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