Biscuit tin and gingerbread tin by Verkade with the design of Indian CressSKU: BT-2480-19
Biscuit tin and gingerbread tin by Verkade with the design of Indian Cress.
- Manufacturer: Verkade factories
- Manufacturing date: 1945 - 1960
Nice set of two tins produced by Verkade, consisting of a rusk tin and a rectangular tin for Honey gingerbread.
High cylindrical, slightly convex lid. The surface is dark yellow with a lighter yellow checkered pattern. Six bunches of Indian Cress are painted on the tin. The flowers are red, green and dark green. The lid repeats this decoration. At the bottom the logo of Verkade: two concentric circles with the image of a hornblower on horseback. Dating from 1930 - 1935.
This tin is in a vintage condition with traces of use and age-related traces of wear.
- Height: 21 cm.
- Diameter: 10 cm.
Rectangular tin for honey gingerbread.
Rectangular tin with rounded corners and rounded lid, with images of stylized flower garlands of the Indian Cress on the lid and the front and back of the tin. The entire tin has a checkered light yellow honeycomb pattern. Text on the lid: "Honing ontbijtkoek". Marked on the bottom with "Verkade Zaandam". Dated: 1945 - 1960.
This honey gingerbread tin is in a vintage condition with traces of use and age-related traces of wear.
- Length: 28.5 cm.
- Width: 10 cm.
- Height: 10 cm.
Verkade was founded on 2 May 1886. Then Ericus Gerhardus Verkade opened his steam, bread and rusk factory "De Ruyter" (The Rider). The name "De Ruyter" was chosen with a bow to the past; the first flour mill of West Zaandam bore that name. The products of the first hour were; bread, rusks, honey gingerbread and Langetjes (kind of biscuits), "De Ruyter" is still recognizable in the logo of the Verkade brand.
Tropaeolum majus (garden nasturtium, Indian cress, or monks cress) is a species of flowering plant in the family Tropaeolaceae, originating in the Andes from Bolivia north to Colombia. An easily-grown annual with disc-shaped leaves and brilliant orange or red flowers, it is of cultivated, probably hybrid origin. It is not closely related to the genus Nasturtium (which includes watercress).
It is a fast-growing plant, with trailing stems growing to 3–6 ft (0.91–1.83 m). The leaves are large, nearly circular, 3 to 15 centimetres (1.2 to 5.9 in) in diameter, green to glaucous green above, paler below; they are peltate, with the 5–30 cm long petiole near the middle of the leaf, with several veins radiating to the smoothly rounded or slightly lobed margin. The flowers are 2.5–6 cm diameter, with five petals, eight stamens, and a 2.5–3 cm long nectar spur at the rear; they vary from yellow to orange to red, frilled and often darker at the base of the petals. The fruit is 2 cm broad, three-segmented, each segment with a single large seed 1–1.5 cm long.
All its parts are edible. The flower has most often been consumed, making for an especially ornamental salad ingredient; it has a slightly peppery taste reminiscent of watercress, and is also used in stir fry. The flowers contain about 130 mg vitamin C per 100 grams (3.5 oz), about the same amount as is contained in parsley. Moreover, they contain up to 45 mg of lutein per 100 gr, which is the highest amount found in any edible plant. The unripe seed pods can be harvested and dropped into spiced vinegar to produce a condiment and garnish, sometimes used in place of capers.
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Country of origin
The Netherlands - Holland
Kind of object
Rusk tin - Gingerbread tin
Indian cress - rusk - gingerbread - Verkade
Dark yellow - red - green
Koninklijke Verkade Fabrieken B.V. Zaandam-Holland
Tin - metal
Loose lid - hinged lid
1945 - 1960
Good vintage condition
21,00 cm - 10,00 cm
Parcel post with track & trace