Coffee grinder with brass decoration

iron, brass, wood, 1st half of 19th century, height: 22 cm

The square coffee grinder has an iron body with a drawer. Its four outer faces are decorated with sheet brass cut into flower and heart motifs. Coffee was bought as raw beans, generally self-roasted and also ground. Coffee has been a widely disseminated luxury drink since around 1800 that also often symbolises idleness in contemporary depictions.

Text: G. K.

The exhibit refers to:

Mecklenburg until 1945

Look here for the original exhibit:

Mecklenburgisches Volkskundemuseum Freilichtmuseum Schwerin Mueß

Mecklenburgisches Volkskundemuseum Freilichtmuseum Schwerin Mueß

Alte Crivitzer Landstraße 13
19063 Schwerin

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