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Enamel Flour Bin


A good-sized cream enamel flour bin with green enamel trim, and with original lid and striking "Flour" typeface. If you do a lot of baking, this one’s for you. It’s also an excellent solution for the holding of open food bags and packets - say all those half-used sugars or spices you may have lurking. It also makes a very good-looking countertop recycling container for food waste.

History of enamel in the home

Up until the mid 19th century kitchen vessels were either ceramic or tin. Although the enamelling process had been invented hundreds of years before, it took the Industrial Revolution to drive forward the quality of vitreous enamelling and its application to everyday household objects; and by the end of the 19th Century enamelled kitchen items of all shapes and sizes had become commonplace.

Year of manufacture: c.1950

Origin: Europe 

Material: enamelware

Height 24.5cm  Diameter 21cm  Diameter including handles 28cm

Condition: fair, with various dings to the enamel on the lid, rim and lid handle; plus two knocks to the enamel on the base, yet these are barely visible when in use. See images.