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Enamel Caraway Seed Canister


A rare and charming little enamel caraway seed canister with grey typeface, blue rim and original lid.

Year of manufacture: c.1930

Origin: England 

Material: enamelware

Height: 10.5cm

Diameter: 7cm

Condition: various knocks to the enamel - as shown in the images; yet this adds to its character and reflects its decades of use.

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.