Fritsch & Jacobi Jug

Collection
Branded
Category
Ceramics
Date
Early 20th century
Designer
Fritsch & Jacobi
Nationality of Designer
German
Manufacturer
Fritsch & Jacobi
Manufacturers Location
Germany
Material
Glass, metal and wood
Dimensions
29 x 13 x 13 cm
Purchase Price
€50

Description

Patented glass jug with wooden handles and metal fastenings.

Adaptions/renovations

A replacement handle of plain pine has been fashioned in addition to the original 

Why it's in the Collection

Part of the Pointless Patents section of the collection, this jug speaks to a growing aspirational middle-class at the turn of the century who would have been attracted by a two-in-one object for both formal and everyday use. The scallop shell relief pattern is a minimal indication of craftsmanship. The word 'Patent' is roughly inscribed on the glass below the rim facing the pouring lip. Its form also relates it to a Germanic tankard, and so the Lawson Parks "A Mug's History of Design" collection.