Set of three vintage ARK tins for storing cookies, rusk and gingerbread
Set of three vintage ARK tins for storing cookies, rusk and gingerbread.
This set of three ARK tins consists of a small cookie tin, a Dutch rusk tin, and a rectangular gingerbread tin. All three tin are colored red and are decorated with golden butterflies, white flowers with a golden core and stars.
Tin for gingerbread byARK with flower and butterfly decor.
- Maker: Verblifa
- Manufacturing date: 1950/1989
This tin is fitted with a hinged lid marked with the name ARK in golden letters at the backside of the hinge.
- Height: 7 cm.
- Length: 16.7 cm.
- Width: 10.7 cm.
Red biscuit box for ARK with flowers and butterflies.
- Producer: Dutch
- Manufacturing date: 1950/1990
This tin has a round cylindrical shape with a separate lid. Red color with flowers and butterflies in white and gold. On the border of the lid in golden letters the brand name ARK.
- Height: 22.5 cm.
- Diameter: 10.7 cm.
Elongated tin with a floral pattern for gingerbread from ARK.
Red rectangular tin decorated with golden butterflies, white flowers and golden stars on a red background. This tin is equipped with a hinged lid.
- Height: 9 cm.
- Length: 32.2 cm.
- Width: 10.2 cm.
In 1920 Ark's was a traditional bakery where rusks and gingerbread were made. The ARK family consisted of five sons and two daughters. Two of these sons, Gerrit Jan van Ark and Martinus Johan van Ark, decided to build a factory in 1931
on the Zwolseweg in Heerde, the Netherlands. Ark's Rusk factory is still there today.
At Ark's, in the beginning, only rusks and gingerbread were made. In 1938 biscuit/cookies were added. Ark's delivered to the local bakers and later on to the grocers throughout the Netherlands. Ark's products were particularly popular in provinces such as Overijssel, Zeeland, and Zuid Holland. In 1975 the factory was taken over by 'Bolletje'. Ark's products were a welcome addition to the Bolletje assortment!