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Porcelain storage containers for "Koffie" "Thee" "Suiker" "Peper" and "Zout"

From the Collection of Dutch Australian Heritage Centre Victoria 60 Rosstown Road Carnegie Victoria

Description
Set of 5 hexonal shaped porcelain storage containers, each with lid, for the storage and home use of (1,2) "Koffie", (3,4) "Thee", (5,6) "Suiker", (7,8) "Peper" and (9,10) "Zout".
Size
Large containers 110x120x118mm h (incl.lid, lid dim. 80mm diam, 17mm h) and small containers 75x84x77mm h (incl.lid, lid dim. 60mm diam, 14mm h)
Object Registration
3185
Keywords
koffie thee suiker peper zout manufacturing error dutch container
Historical information
According to Dutch tradition this type of sets have normally 3 large containers (coffee, tea and sugar) and sometimes 2 small containers (salt and pepper).
During manufacturing of this set, the labels on salt (Zout) and tea (Thee) container were interchanged, crating a A-Typical set with large salt container and a small tea container. Likely ordered from Dutch East Indies and manufactured in China.
Significance
A rare example of an imperfect product surviving to create an historic record.
Inscriptions & Markings
When the glass side of the display case disintegrated and all shelves and items fell down. two lids broke. They are repaired (but the cracks are visible)
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM