Bottle shape for Saxon wine, which was developed in 1931 to improve the attractiveness and identity-creating recognizability of the Elbe Valley wine at the state winery Hoflößnitz. The club-shaped, then green-coloured bottle strongly resembles a cone. Due to the shape (bulbous, not cylindrical), however, disadvantages arose. Due to the small contact surface, it is susceptible to breakage during transport and also has less stability. In the 1980s, a renewed attempt was made to establish this shape as the standard, similar to the Franconian Bocksbeutel in Saxony, now in brown colour. It was finally brought back onto the market in 1988 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Saxonian Winegrowers' Cooperative Meissen. The shape used for the Tokajer is known as the club bottle. See also under Bottles and Wine Vessels.