Antique French glass demijohn w/ cork - olive green, large 22½"

SKU: 16714

Made by hand at the start of the 1900s, this bottle was originally used to store wine, hence the olive green glass to filter out light so as not to spoil the contents. This demijohn retains its original cork. Please note photographs for minor surface scratch. Use this large bottle to create a focal point with unruly branches!


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. 
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Due to the blown-glass process, sometimes bubbles and imperfections result from the process. Condition and wear consistent with age and use.

Approx. overall 22½" high x 15¾" diameter
Approx. overall 57cm high x 40cm diameter
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