This metal tin box features the famous vintage French liquor advertising art poster, Absinthe Edouard Pernot, and includes 20 (actually 21) packets of wrapped sugar cubes, each packet containing 2 cubes. The poster by Leonetto Cappiello (b. 1875, d. 1942) was actually quite controversial at its time. It depicts a woman sipping an absinthe in the presence of a man. During this time period, it was highly frowned upon for a lady to be seen drinking absinthe in public.
The story of Cappiello is the story of a love affair between an artist and a city, Paris. Visiting the City of Lights in 1898 as a young Italian immigrant, Cappiello was so enamored with the City of Light that he quickly became a naturalized citizen. Subsequently, he became the most outstanding posterist to emerge in the period between 1900 and the outbreak of World War I. In a career that spanned over 40 years, he produced an average of two posters a month. It is now estimated that he created over 1,000 designs, not only for French clients but for advertisers all over Europe.
- Measures 2.5" wide x 3.75" long x 1.25" tall
- Made of metal.
- Imported from France.
- Includes 20 wrapped sugar cubes (10 packets).
- Packets are individually wrapped, containing 2 cubes each.
- Packets measure 1.25" long x 5/8" wide x 3/8" high.
- White, medium fine beet sugar.
- White text on green wrapper.
- Imported from Europe.