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Large rectangular Van Nelle storage tin for coffee and tea in yellow, red and black

Large rectangular Van Nelle storage tin for coffee and tea in yellow, red and black. 

Storage tin for coffee and tea, Rotterdam, 1933-1950

  • Manufacturer manufacturer: Wed. J. van Nelle / Van Nelle
  • Place of manufacture: Holland, Rotterdam
  • Date of manufacture 1933 - 1955
  • Design: Jac. Jongert (Wormer 1883 - Reeuwijk 1942)

Beautiful old large tin box with a rectangular shape and equipped with a hinged lid. For storing coffee and tea from the Van Nelle brand. The lid has a triangular handle on the front. The inside has a black rectangular frame with text. This shopping drum is painted all around with bright yellow and red stripes. The same text on each side in clean, sans serif letters, in the colors red, blue and white. The lid also follows this color scheme. The sleek design stood for modern and progressive, the image with which Van Nelle wanted to distinguish itself from the competitors.

Inscription around and on the lid: "VAN NELLE FOR COFFEE AND TEA" (Dutch).

Inside cover: (translated) "THIS STORAGE TIN is only given on loan to our customers to store our Packed Coffee and Tea there; if this is not the case, the drum can be taken back by us. DE ERVEN DE WED. J. VAN NELLE N.V.".

This large storage tin is in a good vintage condition with various traces of use and age-related traces of wear. Bottom and inside still in a very good condition without cracks and / or holes. No rust!


  • Height: 37.5 cm.
  • Length: 41.5 cm.
  • Width: 28 cm.

Van Nelle was a Dutch manufacturer of rolling tobacco, cigarettes, coffee and tea.

In 1782 Johannes van Nelle and his wife Hendrica started a shop in coffee, tea, and tobacco at the Leuvehaven in Rotterdam. After the death of Johannes van Nelle in 1811, his widow continued the store. In 1813 the widow also died. Son Johannes van Nelle Jr. and his brother-in-law Abraham Goedkoop continued the business under the name De Erven de Wed. J. van Nelle (the heirs of the widow). After the death of Johannes van Nelle jr. The Van der Leeuw family took a share in the firm in 1837. From 1845 Van Nelle was entirely in the hands of the Van der Leeuw family.

Jacobus Johannes van der Leeuw built the company between 1837 and 1881. He established worldwide trade contacts, established his own plantations in the Dutch East Indies and built the shop into a coffee roasting factory and the processing of tobacco and tea. Around the turn of the century, coffee and tea became increasingly important. Van Nelle, therefore, made a great profit.

The company distinguished itself through its own approach, with appealing advertising figures such as Piggelmee. The period around the Second World War was difficult for Van Nelle. But from the fifties on, under the direction of director J.P. Coelingh it did better again.

Jac. Jongert (Wormer 1883 - Reeuwijk 1942
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.

Some translations come from an automated system and may contain errors.

Country of origin

Kind of object
Coffee tin, Tea tin, Storage container

Van Nelle Coffee and tea

Vintage tins

Van Nelle

Yellow - red - black - white

Wed. J. van Nelle / Van Nelle

Tin - metal

Large original Storage tin - Hinged lid

1933 - 1955

Antique with traces of wear and tear

37,50 cm

41,50 cm

28,00 cm

Shipping method
Parcel post with track & trace

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