This is an attractive piece of antique Scottish pottery - it would have been filled with sugar (as annotated by the raised lettering on the front). There would have been a row of these heavy-duty stoneware barrel-shaped storage jars side by side on a pine dresser in a country cottage kitchen
It is unmarked (as is often the case) but probably made by Morrison & Crawford at the Rosslyn Pottery in Kirkcaldy, Fife.
This one is a large example and dates to the late 19th century.
I love the patchy and mottle green, brown and blue splatter glazes running down the exterior of the jar - and the lettering "SUGAR" on the front. The main ground colour is an attractive biscuit beige colour.
Sadly, there is no lid. The lids on these pots were often made from a much thinner and finer stoneware - and all the handling - lifting and raising and slippage often resulted in a great many of the original fitted lids getting broken.
It is customary to replace any missing lid on these storage jars with cork bungs - as here. With a cork lid, the jar can still be used and have some form of lid to keep the contents air-tight.
Dimensions: Height is 8 1/2 inches. Diameter at the widest is 6 1/4 inches.
The diameter of the thick insert cork is 4 1/4 inches.
These pots are very sturdy one - this one is 1.6 kg unpacked. I will have to send to you with Parcelforce48 - in a large parcel to keep safe in transit. Sadly, this pushes up your postage costs a little.
In good antique condition - with no disfiguring damages to the lettering. No chips or cracks.