Retro Van Nelle Serving Tray with tin and coffee mugs
Van Nelle Serving Tray with tin and coffee mugs.
A beautiful retro set from Van Nelle, consisting of a tray made of melamine (plastic), a coffee/tea tin and two coffee cups. All the items are decorated with the design of Jacob Jongert made in 1930.
The tray is in a fine vintage condition, but has some minor surface damage. It is marked on the underside with: Mabel, made in Italy.
- Length: 31 cm.
- Width: 27 cm.
This tin is in a neat condition.
- Height: 15,5cm.
- Length 12 cm.
- Width: 8 cm.
Both mugs are in a good condition no chips or cracks. Not damaged.
- Height: 10 cm.
- Diameter: 8 cm.
Jongert followed his education at the Quellinus Amsterdam Arts and Crafts School from 1899 to 1902, a 1902-03 year at the Rijksschool voor Kunstnijverheid in Amsterdam and then 1903-04 at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunst, also in Amsterdam. He was a student of Richard Roland Holst.
From 1918 to 1940 he was a major teacher at the Department of Decorative Arts and Crafts at the Academy of Fine Arts and Technological Sciences in Rotterdam.
He was a versatile artist who, besides drawing, was a designer for carpets, wallpaper, furniture, stained-glass and printing. From 1923 to 1940 he was in charge of the advertising department of Van Nelle in Rotterdam, where he made the famous designs for the packaging of tea, coffee and tobacco.