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1930s Framed Vintage Italian Cheese Label, Pelagatti (cat)

$1,500.00
  • 1930s Framed Vintage Italian Cheese Label, Pelagatti (cat)

Unknown

1930s Framed Vintage Italian Cheese Label, Pelagatti (cat)

$1,500.00

Date: 1930s
Size: image is 12.5 inches in diameter; framed to 19 inches in diameter
Artist: Unknown

This circular vintage cheese label was made for placing atop a round of Parmigiano Reggiano to make it easily identifiable... not to mention more appealing! The image shows a white cat laying beside a round of cheese - an image the company was quite fond of. Pelagatti vedova Chiari (inscribed in yellow along the bottom of the label) was a family-run dairy founded in 1839 by Isotta Pelagatti vedova Chiari, the grandmother of Antonio Chiari who, at age 21, would make the incredible journey by ship in 1909 to New York to introduce his extraordinary cheese to the Americas.

Purchased in Parma, this is an extremely rare label. Although I have seen a tin version of the image in a private museum collection, this label - its colours still beautifully saturated and the image miraculously intact - is an exquisite and exceptional work of art. Custom framed in wood with an inner rim brushed with hints of gold and double matted in white and gold to subtly catch the light. This label would elevate any kitchen, dining room, or restaurant!