Set of Two 19th Century Large Handblown Demijohns with Painted Coat of Arms
Date: 19th Century
PRICE: $ 1900
Dimensions: H 39cm Diameter 27cm
Pretty antique set of large green and clear handblown glass 10liter (2,6 gallons) wine or brandy bottles, both with hand painted coat of arms
The smaller (diameter 27cm, height 35cm), clear one, was blown in a mould;
From mid-19th century glass technology had progressed enough to allow manufactures to make use of moulds. This simplified the process of bottle making, instead of making each part by hand, the mould allowed a worker to simply insert a hollow pipe with a glob of molten glass into the mould and literally inject the glass against the mould. The seams are up to the neck of the bottles but not completely to the top, the 'mould made' bottleneck rim is added afterwards, this technique places this bottle at circa 1880.
It depicts a green floral motif and a coat of arms with castle towers and a crown.
The slightly larger ( diameter 27cm, height 39cm), green one has a higher demi-john shape and is also blow in a mould, the 'free made' rim is added later by hand. The rim and the bottom of this bottle are different from the clear one. This places this bottle in an earlier time, probably around halfway 19th century.
This bottle depicts a red 'fire-like' floral motif and a coat of arms with a lion, 3 X's and a bird.
This set would be perfect as home décor pieces or as historic addition to a bar or wine cellar.
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