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Dark green enamelled storage container for Sugar with white capital letters

SKU: BR-2999-20
€ 15,95
Stock 1 pc.

Dark green enamelled storage container for Sugar with white capital letters.

  • Manufacturer: ...
  • Manufacturing date: 1945 - 1955

Enamel storage container in dark green with white block letters for sugar. This can is provided with a loose tin lid. The can is further decorated with three embossed ribs, the top of which serves as a stopper for the lid. The letters on these boxes are enamelled white with a gold-coloured decorative edge at the top and bottom. The inside is enamelled white.

This enamel storage container for sugar is in a vintage condition with traces of use and age-related traces of wear. Pictures 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
Enamelled storage container for sugar

Sugar - container - storage container - enamel

Brocante - bric-a-brac

Dark green - white - metal - gold




Tin - metal

Loose lid

1945 - 1955

Good brocante condition

15,50 cm

11,50 cm

Shipping method
Parcel post with track & trace

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