Italian Olive Oil Tins 1860–1960
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Tracing a century-long history of olive-oil tin design from the Guatelli Collection, Italian Olive Oil Tins presents a wealth of lithographed tinplate packaging imagery, revealing a particularly happy marriage of industry and design. These beautiful tins – from historic companies with evocative names such as Gioconda, Napoleon, Aroma, Rooster Brand, Sophia and Dante – were produced largely for the export market – that is, the homesick Italian diaspora.The designs on these tins consequently tend to deploy imagery of people in peasant dress, the Italian countryside, famous Italians and familiar characters from Italian literature.
ISBN 9788836642021. Silvana Editoriale.