Anonymous

1850s Antique French Biscuit Label, Rouchier Bazel, Petit Fours

$225.00
  • 1850s Antique French Biscuit Label, Rouchier Bazel, Petit Fours

Anonymous

1850s Antique French Biscuit Label, Rouchier Bazel, Petit Fours

$225.00

Date: Mid-1800s
Size: 8.5 x 10.75 inches
Notes: Label, small, linen backed
Artist: Anonymous

About The Poster: Rouchier Bazel was a biscuit manufacturer founded in 1794 and knew its greatest success in the nineteenth century. It was a family-run operation passed down from father to son for multiple generations, and even received an honourable mention at the 1851 and 1855 Paris World Fairs.

The image shows numerous cherub-esque figures sitting around a long dinner table draped in a white cloth, eating biscuits and drinking from small goblets. By surrounding them with riches (an abundance of healthy crops, boxes of bottled drink, exotic tiles, gold pots, and other things denoting wealth) insinuated that the biscuits were special, and therefore worth investing in. 

This particular poster has had a hole punched through the bottom edge (possibly from when an artist wished to store this in their portfolio for future reference?) but is in otherwise great condition. Recently linen-backed and measuring 8.5 x 10.75 inches, it would add colour, whimsy, and charm to any kitchen or children's room!