If you’re looking for a way to add some character to your kitchen, dining room or bar, consider an antique normandyjug. These elegantly designed vessels were constructed with exceptional care using wood, oak and metal.
They were created in Rouen, France, as part of a tradition of faience pottery dating back to the 1540s.
Normandy is a popular destination for tourists from across the globe who want to experience the storied region’s military history. It’s also home to Mont Saint-Michel, an island abbey that lords over the coastline. If you’re a foodie, you’ll love the cuisine that Normandy produces, which ranges from fresh, organic produce to exquisite, Michelin-starred restaurants.
Aside from its military history, Normandy has a deep cultural heritage. From Vikings to Romans, the region has a rich past. Its ruins, castles and relics are among the best you’ll find anywhere in Europe.
It is also known for its apples, which have a wide variety of flavors. They can be used for both sweet and savory dishes.
In fact, it’s no secret that Normandy is a huge apple producer. The area has a unique climate that makes it possible to grow a vast number of apples.
Moreover, the fruit’s sweetness and flavor can be used to create an array of beverages. This includes cider eau-de-vie, an alcohol that has been around for centuries.
The first written mention of cider eau-de-vie was in 1553 by Gilles de Gouberville, who is credited with originating the distillation process. Over time, cider eau-de-vie began to gain popularity and recognition.
Although cider eau-de-vie was initially made in a rustic fashion by farmers, it gradually gained prestige and reputation. It was eventually recognised as a product that could rival wine eau-de-vie and this started to boost its sales.
But the growth of this beverage was not without its share of controversy. In the 19th century, phylloxera destroyed many of France’s vineyards. This impacted Calvados production in an adverse manner.
However, the First World War actually had a positive impact on the cider eau-de-vie industry as it increased its popularity throughout the country. This was because Normandy was spared much of the fighting and its products were in high demand during wartime.
As a result, it was able to enjoy some of its greatest successes. These included the creation of the Appellation d’origine controlee (AOC) designation which protected and regulated the production of this drink.
The jug is made from the finest materials, with an elegant design that is sure to be an attractive addition to any collection. Its rounded shape and curved edges have been crafted using a technique called hammering. This is a great way to ensure that the jug will stand up well to everyday use and can even be used for storage or as a decorative cachepot.
It is also made from high-quality glass, making it an aesthetically pleasing piece that will look great on any kitchen shelf. It is clear that the glass has been sourced from Normandy, France, and it has been blown and engraved to create the beautiful pattern on the surface of the jug.
This jug is a classic example of a Normandy spout – a style of jug that has been popular in the region for many centuries. These spouts were designed to help people pour out the liquid from the jug without having to lift it.
In the 13th century, jugs with applied slip and moulded decoration became common in this area of France. These jugs were often glazed in a green or yellow colour, and are still found today throughout the country.
There are other styles of jugs that have been produced during this period, and some of them can be seen in the British Museum. These include jugs that have been pierced in the middle, with a brooch like clasp that has been affixed to the rim of the jug.
Another interesting jug is one that has a lot of thumbing on the base of the jug. This feature is often found on jugs that have a convex, or’sagging’ bottom, and it has been previously believed that this was done to prevent the jug from rolling about when it was placed on the table. However, recent experimentation has revealed that this’sag’ was created by the potter when they were still on the wheel.
There is a little more to this jug than meets the eye, and the most fascinating part of it is the fact that it has been designed to reminisce about a particularly memorable event in World War Two. In fact, it has been repurposed as a commemorative gift to nine brave men who were part of the D-Day landings in Normandy on June 6th 1944.
Designed to hold cider, this jug has a tall body that is adorned with engraved foliage. It has a rolled lip and a thick handle that attaches near the mouth. It also has a molded lid that protects the jug’s contents from spilling out.
It’s made of barrel oak and is embellished with polished brass rings. It’s also decorated with a crest that depicts castle and leaf motifs. It’s an ideal addition to any wine cellar or wet bar, and it’s in excellent condition with a rich patinated finish.
Originally, these vessels were used by dairy farmers to transport milk from their farms to distribution centers and markets. Today, they’re popular as home accessories. They’re a great way to add a unique touch to your kitchen, or you can even repurpose them into a decorative cachepot for flowers. If you’re interested in purchasing one of these jugs, contact us for more information or a quote. We’ll be happy to help! We’ll bring it to your home for you to see in person before you buy. It’s free! You’ll be glad you did. Get 5% off your order when you sign up for a free account! Click here to create your free account.
A Normandy style cider jug from the 19th century would cost you a pretty penny if you were to buy one today. However, this nifty bottle shaped vessel has some impressive design features that are sure to impress visitors. This polished brass vessel is emblazoned with a crest in the top right hand corner, featuring castle and leaf motifs. It is also topped off with a solid handle that makes it the most practical of all the fancy jugs on offer here at Lorfords.
To make things even better, you can view this item in real life and get a personalised quote before you buy it! You can do this via our in-situ service, where we will bring the piece to you so you can see it before you decide to invest.