This 'Eau de Vie' (Water of Life) majolica glazed earthenware bottle was created in the Normandy Region of the north of France, famous for its 'Calvados' apple brandy. It comes complete with it 'Norman head' stopper (although the actual cork inside is not the original.)
It would make an excellent gift for a friend or host/hostess filled with your own home-made cider, brandy or sloe gin. A stylish way to present your homemade Liqueur!
Calvados is distilled from cider made from specially grown and selected apples. The fruit is harvested and pressed into a juice that is fermented into a dry cider. It is then distilled into eau de vie. After two years of ageing in oak casks, it can be sold as Calvados. The longer it is aged, the smoother the drink becomes. Usually, the maturation goes on for several years.
It stands 18cms/7" tall and is 13.5cms/5¼" wide - excluding the handles.
It is in great condition with no visible chips or cracks to the majolica glaze. It has a hairline crack in the glaze inside the neck of the bottle, which does not appear on the outside (which would suggest it was present at the firing stage) and does not show at all once the cork is applied. It does not in anyway detract from the beauty or functionality of this fabulous jug.
It would also look great hanging from your rustic farmhouse beams!.............
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