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Complete set of Retro-Vintage white Opaline Douwe Egberts storage jars for coffee, tea, sugar and cream

SKU: GW-3159-21

Complete set of Retro-Vintage white Opaline Douwe Egberts storage jars for coffee, tea, sugar and cream.

  • Manufacturer: Douwe Egberts
  • Date of manufacture: 1970s

Beautiful set of four Opaline storage jars from the 70s. They are not only beautiful but also still excellent to use.

Old retro/vintage storage jars made of white Opaline (kind of milk glass) with a decoration of green leaves, brown text and red D.E. logo. Four beautiful jars for storing coffee, tea, sugar and milk powder. The pots have a dark brown plastic lid. The lids have the same concave shape as the bottom of the pots, making them very stackable. Cool pots that can still be used in, for example, the country kitchen, but they also feel at home in any contemporary kitchen.

At the bottom of the pots is the text: Cerva, Made in Italy, marked with two deer with antlers.

These storage jars are in a neat vintage condition, without damage, with normal traces of use and age-related traces of wear. Photos are part of the description.


  • Height: 14 cm.
  • Diameter: 10 cm.

DOUWE EGBERTS (also known as D.E.)
In 1753, Egbert Douwes and his wife Akke Thysses began selling coffee, tea and tobacco from their small shop, ’De Witte O’s (literally’The White Ox’), in Joure, the Netherlands. Egbert Douwes is the founder of the company which became nationally and internationally known under the name of his son Douwe Egberts, who joined the business around 1780. The latter’s success can be put attributed the fact that, whilst in his small shop Egbert Douwes only sold to the local villagers, Douwe Egberts built up a (regional) reputation by also supplying shop owners elsewhere. In 1919 Douwe Egberts goes from local to national with an establishment on the Catherijnekade in Utrecht.

The original shop was called The White Ox – De Witte Os, in Dutch – but the family renamed the company Douwe Egberts as its trade in coffee and tea expanded, along with its reputation. As the business developed, its headquarters were moved to Utrecht, and in 1920, the iconic Douwe Egberts seal – now incorporated into the company’s logo – was introduced.

The story began in a small village in the Netherlands in the year 1753 - around the same time that coffee houses were becoming popular places to meet to discuss the important topics of the day. Egbert Douwes opened a grocery store in Joure, selling mostly coffee, tea and tobacco. He decided, like other merchants at the time, that Joure’s easy access to the waterways would allow trade to flourish, and he was right. 

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Country of origin
The Netherlands - Holland

Kind of object
Opaline storage jars for coffee, tea, sugar and cream

Douwe Egberts - kitchen - stock - storage

Green leaves - brown text - Douwe Egberts logo


White - green - brown - red

Douwe Egberts B.V. Joure

Douwe Egberts

Douwe Egberts

Opaline - plastic

Complete set of four

1970s - 1980s

Good vintage condition

14,00 cm

10,00 cm

Shipping method
Parcel post with track & trace

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