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Gaby

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Gaby

Type: 
Powder
Material(s): 
Cardboard
Designer/Maker: 
Gaby
Origin: 
Portugal
Box Description: 
Covered in lithographed paper showing Gaby on the top.
Date or Era: 
ca. 1900
Dimensions: 
6.5 cm.
Additional Information: 
Made to honor Gaby Deslys, a famous French music hall performer. She appeared in the Folies Bergere and even created her own style of dance. She was very popular in Portugal and much admired by King Manuel II. There are two different boxes known: one shows the Folies Bergere dancers around the box (as shown) and the other has a solid red base.

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