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Brocante set orange/brown enamel storage containers for coffee, sugar and tea

SKU: BR-3965-22
€ 45,00
Stock 1 pc.

Brocante set orange/brown enamel storage containers for coffee, sugar and tea

  • Manufacturer: unknown
  • Date of manufacture: 1950s - 1960s

Set of three round orange/brown enamel storage containers for coffee, tea and sugar. These buses are equipped with loose tin lids. The decoration of these buses consists of an orange/brown background that transitions from dark to light in a so-called shadow effect. Sturdy white block letters in enamel on the front. White interior.

The buses are of old-fashioned heavy quality and come from the 1950s - 1960s.

These sturdy enamel stock cans are in a vintage condition with traces of use and age-related traces of wear. Photos are part of the description.


  • Height: 16 cm.
  • Diameter: 11 cm.

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
Enamelled storage containers for coffee, tea and sugar

Brocante - enamel - storage container - coffee - tea - sugar

White enamel block letters

Brocante - bric-a-brac

Orange/brown - white




Metal - enamel

Loose lids

1950s - 1960s

Brocante with traces of use and wear

16,00 cm

11,00 cm

Shipping method
Parcel post with track & trace

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