Dec 17, 2008 - Sale 2167

Sale 2167 - Lot 47

Price Realized: $ 600
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
73 1/2x47 3/4 inches, 187x122 cm. Camis, Paris.
Condition B+: repaired tears, creases, restoration and overpainting in margins and image; vertical and horizontal folds.
This is a most unusual poster. First of all, the product is relatively unknown; conceivably the name Saintoin is a play on words regarding the Paris suburb Saint-Ouen. The lettering at the top and bottom is identical to the posters of a competing brand, Chocolat Menier. And finally a shaved poodle with a mane like a lions (with the chocolate bar in his mouth), is a most unusual, unexpected and inexplicable choice for a brand. Chocolat p. 121.