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Original Vintage French Advertising Poster “Savon Le Chat” Sold "AS IS"

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SKU: 351665
Medium/Material: Linen backed
Condition: Very good. (B) one side border cut Sold "AS IS" (Determining Condition)
Height: 41cm  (16.14in.) Width: 30cm (11.81in.)

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Original Vintage French Advertising Poster “Savon Le Chat” Sold "AS IS"

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A charming cardboard advertisement from the turn of the century for “Savon Le Chat”, a soap product, which has been manufactured in Marseille, France since 1853 and is still going strong as of today. Marseille soap or Savon de Marseille is a traditional soap made from vegetable oils that has been made around Marseille for about 600 years, the first documented soapmaker in the area being recorded in about 1370. By 1688, Louis XIV introduced regulations limiting the use of the name savon de Marseille to soaps made in and around the Marseille area, and only from olive oil. Today this law still applies, although the regulations now allow other vegetable oils to be used.

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