This authentic Fourrures Canton Swiss poster is stylish and elegant. The design is by French artist Charles Loupot and was originally created for the company in 1924. At the time, the company Canton Fourrures of Lausanne Switzerland, was located at number 24 Rue de Bourg. They later moved to number 20, so the poster was updated with the new address, which dates this poster to 1949. They also changed the original background color from black to this striking blue color. They thought this would make their poster more conspicuous in the white snowy weather.
Canton Fourrures was founded in 1883 in Saint-Imier, Switzerland. They are still in operation today and is one of the most renowned brands of fur coats and clothing in Switzerland. This poster was printed from the same lithographic stones used in 1924. Charles Loupot created the stylized Art Deco image of a woman wrapped in a opulent ivory white fur coat. This became an iconic image for Canton Furs, and was used for many years. You can even see the poster in a 2010 video ad for Canton, here on YouTube.
The Fourrures Canton Swiss poster is an original 1949 poster; and is not a reproduction. It is loosely mounted in the frame and covered in plexiglass. See the detailed comments on the condition below and call us if you have any further questions.
ARTIST: Charles Loupot (French 1892-1962)
TITLE: Fourrures Canton
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Lausanne, Switzerland
MEDIUM: Printed in color stone lithography on paper by Roger Marsens.
FRAME: Dark blue wood frame with clear plexiglass.
CONDITION: Very nice condition with beautiful bright colors. The paper has some creases and a minor scuff mark, that are slightly visible. There is a small missing piece of paper on the white border in the bottom lower right. This is not visible in the frame, which displays the poster charmingly. The frame has some minor chips and scuffs to the dark blue finish.
HEIGHT: 52.5 in. (133 cm)
WIDTH: 37.63 in. (96 cm)
DEPTH: .5 in. (1 cm)
HEIGHT: 50.25 in. (128 cm)
WIDTH: 35.38 in. (90 cm)