I enjoy old rusted machinery and mechanical parts. Now, all that stuff disappears from our houses and countryside. I remember well these things in daily use. Mainly from my childhood, the summer holidays with grandparents.
They are nice for photography, especially to stress out the texture. Here is just a sample.
The other thing is to make something like that from clay. The first attempt was not bad, but the spout was not fully functional. No glaze outside, only white glaze internal to keep it fully waterproof. Brown earthware clay C366 @1150°C.
Next attempt was even nicer. Red clay CJ4SF with Rustica Gold glaze @1230°C. Unfortunately, this time, it cracked at the bottom, so the bottom soaks.
Hence, it is not going to be the end. Next attempt is ahead.