Caron powder

This gorgeous advertisement from 1952 was created for French cosmetics company Caron. It depicts what seems to be an Ancient Greek woman holding a jug on her shoulder. She is depicted in white outlines as her transparent body reveals the background, a luscious gradient of green and blue. The Ancient Greeks were masters of cosmetics and perfume, and Caron aimed to hark back to that prestigious history in its advertising campaign. The strong use of space makes this vintage ad an un-intrusive piece of retro wall art.

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This original print was published in a periodical from 1953.

We do not sell reproductions. Your art comes with a certificate of authenticity.

This original print was published in a periodical from 1953.

Your art comes with a certificate of authenticity.

Details

Year

1953

Illustrator

Caron brand

Type

Framed advert

Size

24.5 × 31.5cm | 9"44 x 12"2

Item #

291

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Frame Specifications

Size: 32.7 × 42.7cm or 12.87″ x 16.81″

Frame material: anodised aluminium

Color: black

Glass: “float”

At VAA we deploy modern technology to preserve these antique illustrations. The uniquely hard-wearing frames we use are designed in Switzerland; their durability results from the process of anodising. Anodising is a surface treatment which protects and decorates aluminium using an anodic oxidation process. As a result of this, these frames are especially resistant to corrosion and heat, protecting this vintage art from wear and tear.
We frame each illustration ourselves in our workshop in Lausanne, Switzerland. The float glass we use is crystal clear with a very flat surface and carefully polished edges. The frames are 32.7 × 42.7cm (12.87″ x 16.81″). The result? We present you with a period illustration- a genuine antique- enclosed by a frame of the highest quality. In this way, we like to think we’re bringing modern technology and antique artistry together.

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