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French Vintage Demi-john in Rich Green Colour

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French Vintage Demi-john with lots of Bubbles in Rich Green Colour

I love to find these of jugs at the many 'Brocantes' we visit all during the spring and summer here in our part of France...but like so many things, they are becoming harder to find.

This one is in a rich 'olive green' or dark yellowy green colour with lots of waviness and bubbles. It has a round fat middle and the top has a nicely applied drip catcher and has been roughly hacked off as they often were. These pieces were hand blown into 2-piece molds which give them the illusion of a seam.

In our area these old bottles were mostly used for bottling a rather fiery local brew called 'Pineau' which is a mixture of ordinary rough Cognac mixed with grape juice. This is often served chilled as an 'aperitif' in French homes in the Charente area where we live.

This old demi-john ( the word is the English mis-pronunciation of the actual correct French term which is Dame Jeanne) is 14 1/4 inches high and measures 34 1/2 inches at the fattest part of its middle. It is heavy, weighing 2.2 kilos or about 5 pounds.

It is in superb vintage condition with no cracks or chips. Please note that the inside was rather 'dirty' when I took these photos, but now we have cleaned the inside...I'll try to post new photos soon!


A charming country-French accent for your home.


Our Etsy #0214

Price: $150.00


Shipping from France for this heavy item will be $47.50 to anywhere in the world. Shipment will be by French Colissimo International Airmail which includes professional packing, insurance, a tracking number and delivery on signature for added security.

French Vintage Demi-john in Rich Green Colour


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Material: glass
  • Ships worldwide from Theil, France
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