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Set of three brocante enamelled storage tins for Coffee, Sugar and Tea in reseda green

SKU: BR-2997-20
€ 49,95
Stock 1 pc.

Set of three brocante enamelled storage tins for Coffee, Sugar and Tea in reseda green.

  • Manufacturer: unknown
  • Manufacturing date: 1950 - 1960

Set of three enamel storage containers in a reseda green version for coffee, sugar and tea. The tins are fitted with a loose tin lid. The cans are further decorated with three embossed ribs, the top of which serves as a stopper for the lid. The letters on these boxes and the insides are enamelled white.

This set of enamel storage containers for coffee, sugar and tea is in a vintage condition with traces of use and age-related traces of wear. Photos are part of the description.


  • Height: 15.5 cm.
  • Diameter: 11.5 cm.

The word "brocante" originally comes from French and literally translates as 'second hand' or 'flea market'. In Dutch, 'brocante' often refers to products with an old and used appearance, such as a brocante old cabinet, table or mirror. Brocante are often old and have a lived-in character. Brocante are just not old enough to be seen as antique. Antiques must be at least 50 years old. Within brocante there are two types: old and new brocante.

Old brocante is, as the word says, old, used and lived. For example, the paint has peeled off, cracks are visible or the legs are crooked. This gives the old brocante their characteristic and lived appearance, which creates a rural atmosphere. This gives brocante a casual and rural atmosphere to the interior, which makes brocante very popular. These minor "defects" of brocante are also a difference compared to antiques, where these types of "defects" are not wanted and are often repaired.

Enamel is the protective layer of molten glass applied to metal or earthenware objects to protect, insulate or decorate them.

An enamel layer has several useful properties: enamel is very smooth (hygienic), it is very hard, non-flammable and durable, it is very resistant to the effects of chemicals and discolouration by UV radiation (high colour fastness). Metal is protected against corrosion by the enamel layer. The enamel layer also becomes decorative by adding coloured oxides.

Metals that can be enamelled include copper, aluminium, stainless and plain steel, cast iron, gold, and silver. Because an enamel layer is less flexible than the metal on which it is applied, it can crack if handled without care and even pieces can break off.

Metal outer surfaces of cooking appliances, pans and the like are traditionally enamelled. Predominantly white enamel is used here. Other colours were also used for the paraffin stove and pans, such as reseda green, dark green, petrol blue, black, red, orange flamed, mint green, cream and grey cloud. However, some of these versions are outdated.

Examples of enamel kitchen items are: sand-soap-soda, milk cooker, coffee and teapots, pans, storage containers, lunch boxes, spoon rack, nest bowls, colander, paraffin stove, soap dish, measuring cup, sconce, ewer, kettle, buckets and much more.

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

Country of origin
The Netherlands - Holland

Kind of object
Set of enamel canisters for coffee, tea and sugar

Enamel - enamelled - reseda green - coffee - sugar - tea - storage container - brocante

Brocante - Vintage tins

Reseda green- white - metal




Enamelled - loose lids

1950s - 1960s

Good brocante condition

15,50 cm

11,50 cm

Shipping method
Parcel post with track & trace

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