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Name for in the middle thick-bellied vessels in the form of a pitcher made of clay or stoneware, which taper up and down. Often painted with stylized apple branches or wreaths blue, Bembel are equipped with a handle for pouring and sometimes with a pewter lid. The vessel is traditionally used in Germany mainly in Hesse and in French Normandy for the serving of cider or. Cidre used. There are different sizes, according to their volume, measured by the number of as ribbed designated glasses, be named. For example, there are 4, 8, 12 or 24 Bembel. This corresponds to about 1 to 6 liters. But there are also much larger Bembel, which are then stored in so-called "lazybones", which are wrought-iron racks. By means of a tilting mechanism rotatable in the center axis, pouring is facilitated. The type of beer mug commonly used in Germany, usually with a volume of 0.5 l, is also referred to as Bierbembel. See also below wine vessels,

Bembel - Ribbed, Dubbegals, Bembel

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