Baking Dish - Kuchenwunder, Jenaer Glass, circa 1920s Object Reg. No: HT 4645

Kuchenwunder (cake wonder), Jenaer Glass (Jenager Glas) baking dish, used by the Schoknecht family. The Schoknecht family were Germans who migrated to Australia. Alan Schoknecht mother's family were Lutheran and migrated to Queensland in 1864.

His father's family, also Lutheran, migrated first to Mount Gambier in the mid 1800s, before moving to the Wimmera. The Wimmera, like the Barossa Valley in South Australia, had a large Lutheran German population in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Many of these migrants maintained their German traditions, like the Schoknecht family did using this dish to bake traditional German cakes.
Circular, lidded pan. The base has a vertical, tapering cylindrical hole in the centre, with eight oval holes pierced in rim. There are two small black D shaped handles attached to the rim. The lid is dome shaped with clear glass insert at centre. Engraved manufacture details on glass. Inner rim pierced with 8 oval holes.
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: german communities, german immigration, immigration, domestic life, baking equipment
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Cultural Practices
Tertiary Classification: food & drink production
Inscriptions: LID: "Jenager Glas/ Kuchenwunder D.R.P."
Place & Date Made: Germany, circa 1920s

D.R.P. means "Deutsches Reichs Patent", stating that this design or part of it was patented sometime between 1890 and 1945.
User: Mr Alan Schoknecht, Australia, circa 1930s

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