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Artist: Robys (French 1916-)

Item: RPR.21

Title: Kina Lillet

Description: Condition A
Full size Original vintage poster,
backed on Linen,
Printed Paris in 1937
Shipping rolled
Terms of Sale

Size: 51 x 77 in /129.5 x 195.5 cm
Price: Sold

"Whoever Robys was, he seems to not have left a clue-he must have been a charter member of Cappiello's fan club: in virtually all the posters he left us, he borrowed the nestor's various devices to create visual excitement for even the most mundane causes. " (Rennert)

In 1872, the brothers Paul and Raymond Lillet, distillers and merchants of wines and spirits, founded their company La Maison Lillet in the town of Podensac, South of Bordeaux, France. The idea of making aperitifs in Bordeaux came from Father Kermann, a doctor who left Brazil at the beginning of Louis XVI's reign.

In the "Roaring 20's", Lillet became very famous in France especially due to advertising campaigns. Lillet Rouge is specially created for the American market.

007 James Bond, Casino Royale - This began the “shaken, not stirred” craze, but the Vesper is still relatively unknown. Bond author Ian Fleming invented this recipe, or at least named it. Daniel Craig orders one Casino Royale: “Three measures of Gordon’s; one of vodka; half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it over ice, and add a thin slice of lemon peel.” On the fly, he names it after double agent Vesper Lynd. “Because of the bitter aftertaste?” she asks. “No, because once you've tasted it, that's all you want to drink,” he answers.

In Hannibal, Hannibal Lecter drinks "Lillet and a slice of orange over ice"; he later serves the same drink to Clarice Starling

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