Kitchen Implements

Demijohn     Exhibit 1
     {Height: 18"; Diameter: 8-1/2"}

     The demijohn was a wicker-covered glass bottle designed for safely transporting liquids. The name is believed to have been derived from the French term dame-jeanne, a popular name translating into English as 'Lady Jane'. The name was first used to describe the bottle encased in wicker in the 1600s. Although the name demijohn is used to describe any sized glass bottle encased in wickerwork, in Great Britain, the name is used exclusively to refer to a one-gallon brewing vessel, and in the Philippines, where the name is translated as dama juana, it refers to a fifteen-gallon vessel. In the Appalachian region of the United States of America, this item was called a jimmyjohn.