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Absinthe Edouard Pernot Tin Box & 40 Wrapped Sugar Cubes (20 packets)

$8.99
SKU: 2250-SUGAR

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Product Description

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.

TIN:

  • Measures 2.5" wide x 3.75" long x 1.25" tall
  • Made of metal.
  • Imported from France.

SUGAR:

  • 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.

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  1. I'll Need Another 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Mar 16th 2017

    The tin was clamed by my girlfriend when I unpacked it. Excellent quality and just the right amount of sugar in each packet per glass.