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J.H Bergier et Compagnie
(MENU.) A l'Aigle d'Or
1846. <i>Liquor, Wine, and Sweets<br /></i><br />(MENU.) A l'Aigle d'Or. J.H Bergier et Compagnie, Distillateurs-Liquoristes. [Probably Lyon, c.1846.]<br /><br />24.2cm x 18.5cm. Printed recto within an ornamental border, manuscript on verso. Worn along edges, repaired tears along edges, light spotting. <br /><br />Unrecorded. The FIRST & ONLY EDITION of this charming menu of liqueurs, wines, syrups, chocolates, and waters from Joseph Bergier at the Golden Eagle in Lyon. All products are made and sold at their premises near the "place de l'Herberie" on the "rue de l'Enfant-qui-pisse" (the street of the pissing child). <br /><br /> The list of products is organized into four columns, each organized by type and with its corresponding container listed alongside (e.g. it could be sold in a <i>Verre noir, Flacons carrés, Flacon cannellés, Flacons ronds; a Bout[eille] verre noir, </i>or a <i>Grand [ou Petit] modèle</i>). The categories of drinks and foodstuffs include <i>liqueurs fines</i> (<i>crêmes, eaux, ratafias, huiles, compliquées</i>, and <i>elixirs</i>); <i>liqueurs surfines </i>(which includes those <i>de la côte, de Turin</i>, and <i>Étrangères</i>); wines; spirits; syrups; eau-de-vie made from fruit; chocolates; and perfumed waters. <br /><br /> On the verso of the menu are some accounting notes written out in manuscript. They were tallied up on the 3rd of September, 1847, and cover purchases of wines from April to June 1847. <br /><br />Joseph Bergier (1800-1878) was born into the liquor and confectionery trade in Lyon. After running his family business, he focused o … [Click Below for Full Description]
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