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Huge Vintage Carboy

Crossland22

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Oct 29, 2020
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Hey guys! (sorry for my English)
I want to show you my last Demijohn! Not sure if this is a demijohn or carboy but in my country this is called Damajuana (Demijohn)
I put an iphone 11 at the right side for size comparison. This is HUGE. It has a lot of bubbles. Unfortunately I didn't find any markings at the bottom, there is no seams either. The neck shows a kind of hand finished ring. Probably full handblown.
I have no idea what this was used for. In Panama these were imported from Europe by the catholic churches to transport the wine to the countryside churches (around 80-100 years ago). Farmers would borrow them from priests to store grains and preserve them.

I haven't seen any this big in the internet so far. any other information about similar ones will be very appreciated
 

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ROBBYBOBBY64

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Jan 11, 2020
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New Jersey
Hey guys! (sorry for my English)
I want to show you my last Demijohn! Not sure if this is a demijohn or carboy but in my country this is called Damajuana (Demijohn)
I put an iphone 11 at the right side for size comparison. This is HUGE. It has a lot of bubbles. Unfortunately I didn't find any markings at the bottom, there is no seams either. The neck shows a kind of hand finished ring. Probably full handblown.
I have no idea what this was used for. In Panama these were imported from Europe by the catholic churches to transport the wine to the countryside churches (around 80-100 years ago). Farmers would borrow them from priests to store grains and preserve them.

I haven't seen any this big in the internet so far. any other information about similar ones will be very appreciated
Welcome to the forum, your English is fine. Those bottles are clean and beautiful buddy! Thanks for the picture.
ROBBYBOBBY64.
 

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