Vintage French Demijohn or Dame Jeanne Green Glass Bottle
A vintage French demijohn or Dame Jeanne bottle that can hold 20 liters (see marking at neck) having a bulbous shape and bright green color, circa 1940s. Originally used for storing wine and spirits, demijohns are used today as decorative accessories in the home and garden and can also be re-purposed into lamps. This would be a lovely addition to any collection of antique glass bottles. We have several different shapes and sizes in various colors to choose from.
The term demijohn or Dame Jeanne as it's known in France, refers to any glass vessel with a large body and small neck. Legend has it that on a stormy night in 1347, Queen Jane, the Queen of Naples and Countess of Provence (La Reine Jeanne) sought refuge in the home of a glass blower in Provence after being expelled from her kingdom. Nervous at the prospect of blowing glass for the Queen, the glass blower overdid the blowing, creating an enormous bottle with a capacity of ten liters. When he wanted to call the bottle Queen Jeanne, the modest queen suggested calling it Dame Jeanne instead.
h - 17.75"
diameter - 11.5"
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