A unique clear demijohn bottle demonstrating a lovely hand-blown glass technique which renders its slightly dimpled-looking surface to reflect light with movement like sunlight bouncing across the ocean waves. A lovely addition to a collection or as an individual piece to decorate with long branches out of the top or flowers. Dating to the early-twentieth century, France.
More about Demijohn history:
Also known as "Dame Jeanne" bottles. In 1347, Queen Jane, Queen of Naples and Countess of Provence (La Reine Jeanne) was expelled from her kingdom and sought refuge in Provence. As she passed through the village of Grasse, a thunderstorm hit, and she asked a local man for shelter. He was a glass blower. The Queen asked the gentleman to demonstrate how he blew glass. Nervously, in royal company, he overdid the blowing and created an enormous bottle! She loved the bottle and suggested he name them Lady Jane bottles or Dame Jeanne.