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Glass Demijohn Dame Jeanne Carboy

Product code: 30546

£90.00 Inc. VAT / £75.00 Excl. VAT

This demijohn, carboy or Dame Jeanne is green glass.  There is no cork.  The top rim has had a few chips taken out.  The shape of this has more of a shoulder than the teardrop.

Dimensions: 45 cms H

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Demijohn is an old word that formerly referred to any glass vessel with a large body and small neck, enclosed in wickerwork.  In France, the  Demijohn is called Dame Jeanne, literally €œLady Jane€.

The story says that in 1347, the Queen Jane (la €œReine Jeanne€) was expelled from her kingdom and  went to take refuge in the Provence region  of France.  Walking through the towns of Grasse and Draguigan, she came across a gentleman glass blower in the hamlet of €œSaint Paul la Galline Grasse€. The queen asked to be shown the glassblowing.  Nervous in the presence of royalty, the glassworker blew in the bit of his cane, and overdid the blowing and produced an enormous bottle, which was admired by all for its volume of about ten litres. It caused so much admiration that he decided to start manufacturing those big flasks and called them €œReine Jeanne€ €œQueen-Jane€, but the Queen suggested modestly to give them the name of €œDame Jeanne€ €œLady Jane€ instead. To protect this big bottle, the glass blower dressed it in wicker.

The glass has imperfections  due to the nature of the process but no cracks or chips.

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Product Code: 30546