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Hartwig Kantorowicz ceramic liqueur bottle

Object | Accession Number: 1990.79.4

Ceramic liqueur bottle for Orlow brand cumin cream produced by Hartwig Kantorowicz distillery and liqueur factory in Posen, Germany, between 1880 and 1920. In 1917, following World War I, the town, now called Poznan, became part of the newly reformed Poland. The distillery was founded in 1823 by a Jewish man, Hartwig Kantorowicz, and quickly gained a reputation for creating high quality products. It was a prosperous family business and opened several branches in Hamburg and Berlin. The majority of their products were liqueurs sold in glass bottles produced by Silesian, Saxon, and Czech glass factories. The distillery also sold patent medicines, like tonics and bitters, in bottles they manufactured for their own products as well as several other companies. These products often included high percentages of alcohol and were heavily spiced with strong, supposedly medicinal herbs.

Date
approximately 1880-1920  (manufacture)
Geography
manufacture : Poznan (Poland)
Language
German
Classification
Containers
Category
Glass containers
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-09-27 15:57:50
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