Brocante Petrol blue enamel spoon rack with gold-coloured trim and three spoonsSKU: BR-3964-22
Brocante Petrol blue enamel spoon rack with gold-coloured trim and three spoons
- Manufacturer: Petrol
- Date of Manufacture: 1940s - 1950s
Enamel rack with kitchen utensils
Blue enamel spoon rack from the 1940s - 1950s in a beautiful vintage condition. The spoon rack consists of a wall plate with a bulging rectangle and edges and is decorated with golden piping. There is a rectangular lounger at the bottom. The rack has two eyes for wall mounting.
This spoon rack has a skimmer, soup spoon and gravy spoon in blue and white inside.
This enamelled spoon rack is in a good vintage condition with normal traces of use and age-related traces of wear. Photos are part of the description.
- Height: 50.5 cm.
- Length: 32.5 cm.
- Width: 11 cm.
A spoon rack is a rack on which spoons hang. Usually hanging from a spoon rack:
- gravy spoon
- sauce spoon
Today, these spoons are often made of stainless steel, but in the 1940s and 50s, they were often enamelled. Sometimes there are also other kitchen items hanging from a spoon rack, such as a potato masher, meat fork, spatula, whisk, sieve or brush.
The word 'brocante' is originally 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 an old cupboard, table or mirror. Brocante is often old and has a lived-in character. Brocante is just not old enough to be seen as antiques. Antiques must be at least 50 years old. Within brocante, there are two types: old and new brocante.
Old brocante is, as the word implies, old, used and lived through. For example, the paint has peeled off, cracks are visible or the legs are crooked. This gives the old brocante its characteristic and lived-in appearance, which entails a rural atmosphere. This gives brocante a casual and rural atmosphere to the interior, which makes brocante very popular. These small 'defects' of brocante are also a difference compared to antiques, where these kinds of 'defects' are not desired 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
Enameled spoon rack with kitchen utensils
Enamel spoon rack - wall plate - spoons
Gold coloured trim
Brocante - bric-a-brac
Blue - white - gold
Metal - enamel
With 2 suspension holes for wall mounting
1940s - 1950s
Good brocante condition
Parcel post with track & trace