Kestos

This gorgeous ad was produced in 1947 for the British lingerie company Kestos, which was founded in London in 1925. It depicts a slender woman coquettishly leaning in a doorway and gesturing for quiet with her hands. It hints at a secret seduction. The pure white background brings out the sparkle and character of the female figure at the centre of the image. The emphasis on beauty and a photographic-style realism is reminiscent of American advertising art of the 1950s.

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This original print was published in a periodical from 1947.

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

This original print was published in a periodical from 1947.

Your art comes with a certificate of authenticity.

Details

Year

1947

Illustrator

Raymond (Pierre-Laurent) Brénot

Type

Framed advert

Size

24.5 × 31.5cm | 9"44 x 12"2

Item #

282

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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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