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4087 A Pottery Bin Label for NOYEAU


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Thos bin label is of rounded coathanger shape, and has an all-over cream glaze with the legend NOYEAU in black.

Correctly the name is Noyau, but this seems to have been an accepted alternative spelling in the 19th century.  Noyeau is a ratafia which enjoyed popularity in previous centuries.  It is made with peach, almond or apricot kernels macerated in brandy and with added syrup.  Ratafia glasses which were made in some numbers in the mid-18th century were narrow flute glasses, and no doubt, many people drank their Noyau from such glasses.

Date: c.1850

Dimensions: 5.3", 13.5 cm. wide

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