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Green Enamel Bread Bin


A very pleasing 1930s rectangular green enamel bread bin with rounded corners and original lid. The handles are tipped in black enamel.

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.

Note: much "vintage enamel" popular today was, and still is, made in Poland - and some of it is not as old as it would appear.  This flour bin however, is a genuine early piece and was made in the UK.

Year of manufacture: c.1930

Origin: England 

Material: enamelware

Height: 35cm

Depth: 27cm

Width including handles: 35cm

Condition: some nibbles to the enamel around the lid rim with one ding to its corner, main body all clean  - see images.