Large vintage tin by Niemeyer coffee and tea with oriental images
Vintage tin by Niemeyer coffee and tea with oriental images.
- Manufacturing date: 1959
Square vintage tin with oriental scenes, embossed for NIEMEYER. This tin has a hinged lid with folding edge. Stretched decoration with white faces and red edges and decoration in gold.
Oriental images of fishermen, a temple, a figure with a fan and a tree. On the lid is an oriental sign. Text on the bottom of this tin: container made in Holland.
Attention! This tin has multiple traces of use. At the lid is one hinge pin away (picture 2).
- Height: 26.5 cm.
- Length: 17 cm.
- Width: 17 cm.
Koninklijke Theodorus Niemeyer BV (Royal Theodorus Niemeyer Ltd.) is a Dutch tobacco, coffee and tea company. The company is currently part of the multinational British American Tobacco (BAT).
Koninklijke Theodorus Niemeyer BV has been a family-run business for a long period with origins from the trade in products from the (Dutch) colonies. Meindert Niemeyer started the trading-business on 25 March 1819.
The company sold products from the colonies, among which tobacco (brand-name Wapen van Rotterdam (Arms of Rotterdam). When son Theodorus Niemeyer took over the business they started producing and selling different brands: both under their own name but also supplying other companies (such as De Bijenkorf). The company then also started selling other goods from the colonies such as tea and coffee.