Old glazed stoneware crock jar... this is unmarked, we've been told it's from France. We love the beautiful dark brown colored glaze on this one!
I believe it's made to have a paper or cheesecloth cover tied around at the neck of the jar with a string, there's no lid or cork with this piece. It's about 5 1/2" tall, 3 1/4" across the rim of the jar.
It's roughly made, with makers flaws and / or some chips from use. There's a short hairline at the rim at the top.