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Demijohn

From the Collection of Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives 30 Gipps Street Port Fairy 3284

Description
Ceramic demijohn with cork stopper.
Size
H 31cm W 17cm
Object Registration
VPFH 817
Keywords
stoneware
Historical information
The donor of the item believes that the demijohn belonged to her grandmother Jean Goldie. The Goldie family owned and operated a grocery business in Port Fairy, Victoria.
When Made
1909 - 1917
Significance
An interesting item that gives insight into the type of multi use ceramic container that would have been refilled by the grocers when people were purchasing liquids, e.g. vinegar.
Inscriptions & Markings
POWELL, ORR & GOLDIE
PPY. LD.
PORT FAIRY
Last updated
20 Feb 2020 at 3:45PM