Antique Hand-Blown Glass BonBonne

2201-09311B (Click to Inquire About This Item)

26H x 20 in diameter

Location: Dallas

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Designed to transport large quantities of wine from the cellars to the homes of the vintner himself or his friends, bonbonnes were a cheaper container than the miniature kegs, although considerably more fragile. The green tint was said to help keep the wine protected from too much light. A cork wrapped in gauze or cheesecloth was used as a stopper.
Circa 1880s.
Measures 26H x 20 in diameter