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Demi-john bottle used for Rum

Object Number: 
1945.471b
Date: 
1775-1800
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 16 1/2 x 14 1/2 x 8 in. ( 41.9 x 36.8 x 20.3 cm )
Description: 
Olive-green blown glass oval demijohn with ellipsoidal body, long slightly tapering neck, wide flat ring laid on below tooled lip, smooth slightly depressed base; pontil mark.
Gallery Label: 
Demijohns are large bottles, usually wickered, for bottling and shipping liquids. This example has a five gallon capapcity.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bayard Verplanck
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group