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Historically, the origin and derivation of the name is not clear.
Therefore several explanations are possible:
water bottle which was carried close to the body or Bugggert
low German for prayer bag
similarity to the “capri sacculus” of the billy goat
1400 b. C.
Celtic flat spherical bottles made from earthenware. Found in Wenigumstadt, district of Aschaffenburg
Start of the natural glass production
Juliusspital stone relief depicting the foundation’s task shows a bottle similar to the Bocksbeutel
The book of craftsmen and economy of the glass producer Mathis Wenzel from Wertheim mentions a “ronde Flasche” (= round bottle) which resembles the Bocksbeutel
The product catalogue of the bottle glassworks of Johann Wenzel from Rechtenbach in the Spessart region includes an invoice for a Bocksbeutel
Würzburg council minutes record that the city council decided to fill wines from the location “Stein” of the excellent vintage 1718 into glass Bocksbeutels containing 1 Maß (1,22 l) and to label them with a city seal. The reason for this decision was increasing trade custom violating.
E. T. A. Hoffmann mentions the Bocksbeutel in his novel “Kater Murr”.
Following lengthy legal disputes the Bocksbeutel is registered for wines of certified origin and quality and for special quality wines coming from Franconia and from certain other strictly defined wine-growing areas in the European Community.