So grateful this fantastic, oversized and extremely rare NICOLAS Nectar Livreur found its way to our gallery. This masterpiece was created by Jules Isnard Dransy (FR, 1883-1945) around 1922. It is one of our all time favourite French enamel/porcelain signs. Nicolas was, and is, one of the major wine dealers/distributors in France. In 1922, the head of the family firm, Etienne Nicolas, asked Jules Isnard Dransy to design a poster to show that the company delivers directly to your home. The delivery man, given the name Nectar, became one of the most popular, instantly-recognizable images on the walls of France throughout his many incarnations. The image was the inspiration for later posters by Iribe, Loupot and Cassandre, among others. This, however, appears to be Dransy’s original 1922 image of Nectar the livreur. This version is the rarest one, with the Nectar Livreur measuring 94cm instead of 80cm, and also Dransy’s signature is much bigger.

Design by Jules Isnard Dransy
Anno 1922/1927
107cm x 147cm

This sign is already sold.