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Object ID 001267

Object Name Dusseldorf Lowensenf Mustard Jar

Object Desc An empty porcleian container that was made by the Lowensenf Company.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001085

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Food Containers


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 9, Shelf 7

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords mustard,food,Lowensenf Company,jars,tableware,

Title Dusseldorf Lowensenf Mustard Jar

Description An porcelian jar that used to contain mustard made by Lowensenf Company. It is a pottery jar. The front says Lowensenf with an image of a lion surrounded by leaves. It says 1903 to the left and 1953 to the right of the lion. On the bottom it says Otto Frenzel, Dusseldorf. Dusseldorfer Senfindustrie. On the bottom is is embossed with the name Germany. All the words on the jar are embossed.


Approx Collection Date

Height 3.25

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 1.75

Circumference 8.25

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Lowensenf Company

Maker Details The original home of Löwensenf is not on the Rhine, but in the city of Metz in Lorraine, which belongs to France today . There, founded Otto and Frieda Frenzel 1903, the First Lorraine vinegar and mustard factory. When, after the first World War II had left the French city of German citizens, Otto and Frieda Frenzel were looking for a new location for the plant. They decided to Dusseldorf , as the Rhine metropolis was the leading city of the kingdom of mustard at that time. In 1920, "New Düsseldorf mustard industry Otto Frenzel " "Extra " was born. That same year, the lion was added in reference to the Düsseldorf city coat of arms as a trademark.After her husband's death in 1936 Frieda Frenzel successfully led the company - until the beginning of the second World War. The fact that after the war, no mustard seeds could be obtained , the mustard production made ??almost impossible. The company is still known today. 1950s it became international.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY001085



Date JAN 19,2014

Summary Very Good

Assessor Brooke Uhl

Notes It is missing the lid, and has some wear along the egdes. The color of the lion is faded a bit as well.


Date JAN 19,2014

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On-Site Collection Storage from On Exhibit - automatic entry by admin

Date JAN 19,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 9 from H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit - automatic entry by admin

Date OCT 2,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 9, Shelf 6 from Room 9 - automatic entry by admin

Date OCT 2,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 9, Shelf 7 from Room 9, Shelf 6 - automatic entry by admin