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Vintage oval tin chocolate box by Kwatta with color picture of the Onze Lieve Vrouwe Kerk at Breda

SKU: BT-2885-20
€ 9,95
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Vintage oval tin chocolate box by Kwatta with color picture of the Onze Lieve Vrouwe Kerk at Breda.

  • Manufacturer: Kwatta
  • Manufacturing date: 1950/1980

Description
Oval tin box for KWATTA chocolates with color picture of the big church at Breda on top of the lid.

This oval, somewhat hollow tin is fitted with a loose rounded lid. Manufactured without seams. The decoration consists of a gold-colored background. The lid has a brown edge with line decoration in white and gold. On top of the lid a color picture with the church of Breda known as "Onze Lieve Vrouwe Kerk". Text at the bottom: KWATTA, Breda Holland

The Grote or Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk is the most important monument in Breda. It also has national significance. Part of the church is the Prinsenkapel, which is the mausoleum of the early ancestors of the Dutch royal family, the family of Nassau-Dillenburg.

The church is located in the center of Breda on the Grote Markt. It is a cross basilica in the style of Brabant Gothic, which has been restored several times over the years.

The church is the landmark of Breda.

Condition
This tin is in an original vintage condition with traces of use and age-related traces of wear. Pictures are part of the description.

Dimensions

  • Height: 4.3 cm.
  • Length: 15.7 cm.
  • Width: 10.0 cm.

Kwatta has been a fully Belgian brand name for chocolate products since 1972. It was previously a Belgian-Dutch brand of chocolate, produced in Breda and Bois-d'Haine (since 1913), with chocolate from a Surinamese cocoa plantation of the same name. The Kwatta company was founded in 1883 by P. de Bondt and Jozef Gustaaf van Emden.

The history of Kwatta has its origins in Suriname. There the Dutchman Gustaaf van Emden owned a cocoa plantation in the neighbourhood of Paramaribo in the mid-nineteenth century that was called Kwatta.

The expression "All eyes are focused on Kwatta", which was very familiar,  is from the past and is not used that much anymore. It comes from this chocolate brand. The expression means that everyone focuses their attention on a specific point or topic. In North Brabant and Gelderland, the word Kwatta, especially by the elderly, is still used when chocolate is meant.


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

Country of origin
The Netherlands - Holland

Kind of object
Chocolate tin

Theme
Advertising - packaging - cocoa - chocolate - Kwatta - Breda - Grote Kerk - Onze-lieve-vrouwekerk

Category
Vintage tins

Color
Blue - brown - red - gold - multicolored

Publisher
Kwatta Breda

Manufacturer
Kwatta Breda Holland

Brand
Kwatta

Material
Tin - metal

Particularities
Color picture on lid of the Onze-lieve-vrouwekerk / Grote Kerk Breda

Era
1950 - 1980

Quality
Good vintage condition

Height
4,30 cm

Lenght
15,70 cm

Width
10,00 cm

Shipping method
Parcel post with track & trace

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