This replica of a stoneware Jacoba Jug has a special history. The name refers to Jacoba of Beieren (1401-1436).
Already at the age of 16, Jacoba succeeded her father William VI of Holland in 1417. However, her uncle, Jan van Beieren, also had his eye on the count’s legacy. This led to a lot of quarrels. As Countess of Holland, Zeeland and Henegouwen, Jacoba fought the Duke of Burgundy Philip the Good several times. She was captured, but was able to escape! She decided not to stop there and went to fight again.
In the end, she had to make peace. In 1433, Jacoba had to give up her title completely. In 1436, after a serious illness of several months during which she stayed at Teylingen Castle (the Netherlands), she died of tuberculosis at the age of 35.
During work on Teylingen Castle, various slender stoneware jugs were found in the 17th century. Some historians thought that Jacoba, broken with grief, spent her time at the castle making pottery. Others thought they were thrown in the canal by a drunken Jacoba, expressing her frustrations at losing her title and power. A myth was born, but the name Jacobakan or Jacoba jug lived on.
These drinking jugs were produced from the late Middle Ages (ca. 1375) onwards. They come from the region around the German city of Siegburg.
The Kuttrolf bottle was produced from the 14th century onwards. It was mainly popular in Germany in the 14th to 16th century. The Kuttrolf bottle is characterised by several, often slightly twisted glass tubes.
Cups such as this Maigelbecher replica were made from the end of the 14th century onwards. They have a typical relief pattern on the wall. This one is the more common version, but octagonal pieces are also known.
Octagonal Stangengläser originated around the year 1500 and were produced until the late 17th century. Because of the additional decoration of glass rings at regular distances, these glasses were also called a passglas. They were used in drinking games, where you had to drink to the next pass.
This candle holder is a reference to the bossed beaker. These are glass beakers that occur in late 16th-century or 17th-century archaeological contexts. The wall of the bossed beaker is decorated with a relief pattern in the form of drops, tears, diamonds, warts or … bosses. Just like with this candle holder.