This is a beautiful antique ovoid shape Demijohn, circa 1740-1830. It was hand-blown without mould, no steams, the uneven shape and air bubbles trapped within its surface attest it.The neck has a hand applied ring, circling the mouth and the lip is not smooth showing how it was broken off from the rod after being blown. Magnifique!
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|Diameter Maximum||31 cm|
|Internal Neck Diameter||2,9 cm|
All those old Demijohns are unique pieces. They can give so much character to any interior and look beautiful in any room.
“Demijohn” is an old word that formerly referred to any glass vessel with a large body and small neck, enclosed in wickerwork. In France, Demijohn is called “Dame Jeanne”, literally “Lady Jane”.
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