Item 68 of 886

Richly decorated vintage tin for cocoa powder from Pette in Wormerveer

SKU: BT-3913-22


Richly decorated vintage tin for cocoa powder from Pette in Wormerveer

  • Manufacturer: Pette, Wormerveer
  • Manufacture date: 1920 - 1937

Octagonal drum with lock and images of music-making persons for cocoa powder from Pette, Wormerveer

Rectangular tin of cocoa tin From chocolate factory Pette. The tin is made with oblique corners and has a raised hinged lid. At the front with a lock hole (the key is missing). The tin is richly decorated with images of paintings depicting people playing 17th century clothed people. The tin is manufactured by Pette in Wormerveer as packaging for cocoa powder.

At the bottom, the tin rests on four flattened pyramid-shaped feet and is provided with the text in relief: "Pette Wormerveer cocoa powder".

The tin shows, among others, the following paintings:

  • Woman at a Harpsichord is a painting from 1658 by the Northern Netherlandish painter Frans van Mieris

  • The guitar player is a painting from 1670-1672 by the Delft painter Johannes Vermeer

  • The Lute Player is a painting from 1612 by the Italian painter Orazio Gentileschi

This Pette cocoa tin is in good vintage condition with traces of use and age-related traces of wear. The lid closes well. Photos are part of the description.


  • Height: 10.8 cm.
  • Length: 20.3 cm.
  • Width: 17.9 cm.

Pette, Wormerveer
Pette was a chocolate factory in Wormerveer, founded by the Pette family in 1872 as Chocolate Factory J. Pette Hzn. The first stone factory was built in 1899, and a sugar factory was added in 1901. In 1903, the chocolate factory and the sugar factory were separated and the company form was converted into a N.V.. In 1907 a new chocolate factory was built on the Marktstraat in Wormerveer. In 1912 the Kaars Sijpesteijn family took office. The so-called cocoa tower was built in 1916 and the chocolate factory in 1919. The architect was Mart J. Stam. The same architect also designed the buildings for Rice Peeling Plant "Mercurius" in Wormer. Pette's buildings were among the first to be built with a concrete structure.

The company enjoyed a great flourishing period until the 1930s. It employed 400 people at its peak. In 1937, as a result of increased competition and the consequences of the economic crisis, the curtain fell on Pette and the company was taken over by the Boon company.

Some translations come from an automated system and may contain errors. 

Country of origin
The Netherlands - Holland

Kind of object
Cocoa tin from chocolate factory Pette in Wormerveer

Cocoa powder - tin - drum - Pette - Wormerveer - paintings - musicians - persons

Paintings with music-making people

Vintage tins

Black - Gold - Multicolour

Chocoladefabriek Pette



Tin - metal - paint

Angled corners and a raised hinged lid

1920 - 1937

Good vintage condition

10,80 cm

20,30 cm

17,90 cm

Shipping method
Parcel post with track & trace

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