Could anyone tell me anything about these demijohns?

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I think the green one is two-piece? Is that an applied lip? I'd love to know the approximate dates on these, and is there any way to figure out where they were made?
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The cylinder looks to me to be 1840-60, probably American. The other needs better images at perpendicular angles and with better back-lighting. Like this:
Okay, thanks so much! I'll be able to get more pictures tomorrow, and I'll get it out in the sun and take lots.
 

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I tried to get some good pics in the light, and these are the best I could do. I can see clearly that the mold was three parts, there are seams on the shoulders down to the horizontal seam. I hope these are good enough to help with dating. Also, if it helps, it's 17 inches tall.
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I can see that the lip is applied. That suggests a date prior to about 1880, but not by much. These flat lips are commonly tooled from the glass of the neck, a later innovation. The flat lip without overhang to anchor a wire bail suggests to me that this demijohn was not intended to contain wine or other product of fermentation. I don't think it's French or German or Low Country, but may originate in Eastern Europe. Not much more to speculate about this bottle.

 

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I can see that the lip is applied. That suggests a date prior to about 1880, but not by much. These flat lips are commonly tooled from the glass of the neck, a later innovation. The flat lip without overhang to anchor a wire bail suggests to me that this demijohn was not intended to contain wine or other product of fermentation. I don't think it's French or German or Low Country, but may originate in Eastern Europe. Not much more to speculate about this bottle.
Thank you so much, this is much more than I knew before, so I really appreciate your help!
 

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