The Normandyjug is a type of mould-blown, engraved glass cider or wine jug. It is typical of the French (Normandy) pottery produced during the Middle Ages, and is usually dated between 1275 and 1320.
The jug is decorated with a vine scroll motif that is common among Saintonge potters. It is 25cm tall and in places 2.4mm thick.
It is in excellent condition for its age. It has a T-shaped gadget mark to the foot, and shows age related wear and tear consistent with some 170 years of use.
Normandy is known for its apple cider, which is made by fermenting and blending small, misshapen apples. It is the main export of the region and there are a number of estates dedicated to the production of fine cider for export and calvados, a brandy made from cider.
Normandy is also famous for its lace, which dates back over 300 years. Lace-making is an ancient craft that is still practiced today in Bayeux and many other towns in Normandy.
If you’d like to experience some of the beaches in Normandy for yourself, why not take a half day tour with a guide? This tour takes you 2.5 hours into the area and includes visits to Longues-sur-Mer battery, Omaha Beach, the American Cemetery and more. Then you’ll have lunch and a wine tasting before returning to Paris.