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Demijohn - Wicker & Earthenware, circa 1900 Reg. No: SH 000860
- Cane and earthenware demijohn, used for fermenting and storing wine. It was most likely brought to Australia by Vincenzo Candela and his wife Emanuela Nigro in 1920, although it may have been purchased here by them. The Candelas made much of their own food including homemade pasta, tomato sauce, wine, sausages and they roasted their own coffee. Items that could not be purchased in Australia were often ordered by mail from the Italian manufacturer. This was a practice common in both Italy and Australia. Vincenzo also received catalogues from Italy after his migration to Australia.
- Large squat earthenware bottle with a short narrow neck. The bottle has been covered in wicker, there are two handles near the top of the demijohn.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Phil Magris, 2000
|Tagged with:||food drink preparation, italian communities, italian immigration, immigration, domestic equipment, brought goods, fermenters|
|Themes this item is part of:||Candela Collection, Candela family, Italian Migrants, 1920, Vincenzo Candela, Italian Migrant, Photographer & Tailor, 1920, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Italian Historical Society CO.AS.IT. Collection, Migration Collection|
|Secondary Classification:||Travel - Brought Goods|
|Tertiary Classification:||home wares|
|User:||Vincenzo Candela, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1920s|
|User:||Emanuela Candela, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1920s|
|Place & Date Made:||Italy, circa 1900|
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