I suppose my heading here isn’t quite correct – only two out of the three bottles that we have for sale are demijohns – but I’m not quite sure what to call the largest of the three? It almost looks like a giant beaker, but I think it was probably made for decorative purposes, not scientific. The foil label reads Glamosa Glass, the name of a South African glass factory that was established in 1958, and amazingly is still in business today! I wonder what they would make of this giant floor vase that looks like it’s never been used before? I’m pretty sure that they don’t still make pieces this large! The other two jars have definitely been well used in their time – the glass is quite marked, presumably from whatever liquids the bottles used to hold. On the plus side though if you decide to use the demijohns as giant vases, which is normally how they’re put to use these days, you won’t notice the wear once you have them filled with water. But if you leave them empty, the marks will definitely be noticeable – I suppose though that they tell a story – at least you guests will know that the weren’t made in China!
Note: Unfortunately because of the size and fragility of the Glamosa vase it will be for sale in Joburg only
Dimensions: Oversized Glamosa vase – 82cm tall x 22cm in diameter (at base); Large demijohn – 45cm tall x 30cm in diameter (at base); Small demijohn – 34cm tall x 18cm in diameter (at base)