Hot water flask

brown stoneware, glazed,
19th century;
height: 15 cm

The hot water flask, known as a 'Kruke', has a semi-spheroid form and two handles. The opening used to fill it with hot water is sealed with a cork. Probably from Saxony, the item of pottery does not carry a mark.

Hot water flasks are traditionally used in the 19th-century farming households of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania to warm up the beds. This exhibit comes from Göhren. The owner was born on 1886. She inherited the flash from her father and
bequeathed it to the museum in 1964.

Text: E.M.

The exhibit refers to:

Western Pomerania until 1945

Look here for the original exhibit:

Mönchguter Museen

Mönchguter Museen

Thiessower Straße 7
18586 Ostseebad Göhren