Quintessentially French is based in the Normandie bocage, where milk and cider apples are the main products.
This cream enamel milk carrier with a green rim would have been used to either collect milk straight from the nearest farm or be left at the gate to be refilled each morning. 
The wooden handle is a little split, but worn smooth from usage and there are the usual chips to the enamel, mainly on the base and rim, that one expects from a vintage product that has been used daily. It is in a good solidly useable condition. 

Super as a vase but would also look lovely in a farmhouse kitchen as a utensil holder. 
The milk carrier stands 20 cm high. 

Normandy cream enamel milk carrier