Free blown with no mold seams..... Crude sunken bottom but not pontiled...... Rough snapped off sheared lip..... Drippy applied band of glass around neck..... Some dirt in bottom, but pretty clean overall.
Lots of bubbles in the glass and some crude waviness. Bottle has a natural slight lean to one side. A great looking early blown ovoid shape demijohn which I believe was blown in France in the early 1800s. I have a couple identical shaped demijohns that I've dug from 1830s pits.... I've never seen another one with this unique embossing on neck though.The raised embossed letters are crude and uneven but you can clearly make out ROUES (which a French word for a lecherous, debauched man) It looks like there may be a letter A however at the beginning which would be "AROUES"... This may be a last name of the wine merchant who had this bottle blown? At any rate, this is a very interesting and rare demijohn bottle. THIS IS A FIXED PRICE BOTTLE FOR SALE IN MY STORE.
Unless you contact me first. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.Thank you for your business.... Your friendly fellow collector, Digger Dave Beeler. We stand proudly in support of our military men and women and their families. The item "1830s FREE BLOWN OVOID DEMIJOHN BOTTLE EMB AROUES ON NECK DRIP CRUDE BUBBLY" is in sale since Saturday, February 2, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Bottles & Insulators\Bottles\Antique (Pre-1900)\Liquor". The seller is "diggerdaveb" and is located in Hillsboro, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.