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Kina Lillet / Cinzano Pendant


Item Number: V113
Price: $12.99
Pendant Size: 1" x 1-7/8"
30-inch ball chain included, can easily be cut to a shorter length if desired.

ABOUT THE DESIGNS: Kina Lillet is a French producer of lillet wine.  This vibrant advertisement from 1937 reads, "With the White Wine of the Gironde" and features a beautiful woman entangled in grape vines holding a bottle of wine in one hand and a glass in the other.

Cinzano is a vermouth, a blend of white wines fortified with additional alcohol and flavored with aromatic herbs, spices, and roots.  It contains up to 19% alcohol.  The sweeter, darker type of vermouth is sometimes called Italian vermouth, and the lighter, drier type, French vermouth.  Vermouth is used as an appetizer and as a mixer in cocktails.

The Cinzano ad was designed by Leonetto Cappiello, born in Italy in 1875, often referred to as the father of the Modern poster.  It was in 1900 that Leonetto became famous, his posters being sequels to the works of artists such as Villemot, Cheret and Pal.  In the beginning he became popular as a caricaturist, his style humorous and joyful and later became a successful posterist.  He used wide color planes and highly exaggerated colors and situations, he shocked, surprised and moved and went on to lead the bold graphic style of the Art Deco movement in the 1920's and 30's.  In 1981 a major retrospective of Cappiello's work was presented at the Galleria Nationale du Grand Palais in Paris.

Double sided image has two vintage advertisements.  Kina Lillet on one side and Cappiello's Asti Cinzano on the other.