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Demijohn

Object Number: 
1945.471a
Date: 
1825-1875
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 17 1/2 x 17 x 7 in. ( 44.4 x 43.2 x 17.8 cm )
Description: 
Olive-green blown glass oval demijohn with ellipsoidal body, long slightly tapering neck, wide flat ring laid on below tooled lip, mold line running continuous from one end to the other along center of underside and from center of underside up one side; large protruding wrinkle on underside; no 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