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Brocante set of three enamel bowls with green border

SKU: BR-3360-21

Brocante set of three enamel bowls with green border.

  • Manufacturer: Dutch
  • Manufacturing date: 1950 - 1960

A nest of three round brocante enamel dishes, ranging from small to large. The decoration of these bowls consists of a cream-white background with a wide green border on top of the bowl. The scales have a narrowing at the height of the centre. The bowls are space-saving, because they are nestable.

This set of three enamel bowls is in a vintage condition with traces of use and age-related traces of wear. Pictures are part of the description.


  • Height: 6 cm. - 7 cm. - 7,7 cm.
  • Diameter: 15,7 cm. - 17,5 cm. - 19,7 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 cupboard, 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. There are two types of brocante: 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 weathered appearance, which creates a rural atmosphere. This gives brocante a casual and rural atmosphere to the interior, which makes brocante very popular. Moreover, these small "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 chemical substances and to 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 to which it is applied, it can crack if handled without care and pieces can even come 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 clouded. 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.

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Country of origin
The Netherlands - Holland

Kind of object
Enamel bowls

Bowls - enamel - nestable

Green border

Brocante - bric-a-brac

Cream - green



Metal - enamel

Nestable - set of three

1950 - 1960

Good brocante condition

6,00 cm - 7,00 cm - 7,70 cm

15,70 cm - 17,50 cm - 19,70 cm

Shipping method
Parcel post with track & trace

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