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Vintage Tin Box, Vichy, Antique French Box, Red and Green, Old Box, 1850s

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Vintage Tin Box, Vichy, Antique French Box, Red and Green, Old Box, 1850s


This is, for the lovers and collectors of old tin boxes, a lovely piece of French history! It is quite representative of the the very beginning of the exploitation of the Vichy thermal water source. This example of the earliest of these boxes is from around 1860.

It is the second edition of the famous Vichy Mint boxes and is dented, scratched, bent, worn . . . basically battered to death - but the lid still closes, the text is still legible on top and bottom and it just ooozes charm, history and 'life experience'.

A LITTLE HISTORY : It's around 1825 that the first "Vichy Lozengers" appeared on the market. The Medical Inspector of the time granted to Mr. Darcet, a chemist, the privilege of extracting the Vichy soda water which until then had only ever been exploited directly & regulated by the state. It became possible to isolate and concentrate the active ingredients of the famous water ... and make lozengers whose primary use was as a drug. In 1855, the 'lozenger factory of Vichy' was built and a year later, in 1856, the first octagonal boxes appeared. For a long time, the lozengers were sold exclusively in pharmacies and Vichy as medicine. In 1862 an imperial decree establishes the Vichy lozenger as an original product and the Farmer Company of Vichy Thermal Establishment appears.

Length : 5.3" (13.5 cm) approx
Height : 3" (7.7 cm) approx
Depth : 3.1" (8 cm) approx
Weight : 111 grammes

For me, this lovely box sells itself but if you do have any questions, please do just ask.

This item ships from France. Please note that any props used in the photographing of this item are not included in the sale, thank you for your understanding. For REDUCED SHIPPING costs, feel free to contact me if ordering more than one item.

OTHE COLLECTIBLES : www.etsy.com/shop/FrenchDelights?ref=hdr_shop_menu&search_query=collectibles

Many thanks for your visit!
ref : 16.0799
Vintage Tin Box, Vichy, Antique French Box, Red and Green, Old Box, 1850s


This is, for the lovers and collectors of old tin boxes, a lovely piece of French history! It is quite representative of the the very beginning of the exploitation of the Vichy thermal water source. This example of the earliest of these boxes is from around 1860.

It is the second edition of the famous Vichy Mint boxes and is dented, scratched, bent, worn . . . basically battered to death - but the lid still closes, the text is still legible on top and bottom and it just ooozes charm, history and 'life experience'.

A LITTLE HISTORY : It's around 1825 that the first "Vichy Lozengers" appeared on the market. The Medical Inspector of the time granted to Mr. Darcet, a chemist, the privilege of extracting the Vichy soda water which until then had only ever been exploited directly & regulated by the state. It became possible to isolate and concentrate the active ingredients of the famous water ... and make lozengers whose primary use was as a drug. In 1855, the 'lozenger factory of Vichy' was built and a year later, in 1856, the first octagonal boxes appeared. For a long time, the lozengers were sold exclusively in pharmacies and Vichy as medicine. In 1862 an imperial decree establishes the Vichy lozenger as an original product and the Farmer Company of Vichy Thermal Establishment appears.

Length : 5.3" (13.5 cm) approx
Height : 3" (7.7 cm) approx
Depth : 3.1" (8 cm) approx
Weight : 111 grammes

For me, this lovely box sells itself but if you do have any questions, please do just ask.

This item ships from France. Please note that any props used in the photographing of this item are not included in the sale, thank you for your understanding. For REDUCED SHIPPING costs, feel free to contact me if ordering more than one item.

OTHE COLLECTIBLES : www.etsy.com/shop/FrenchDelights?ref=hdr_shop_menu&search_query=collectibles

Many thanks for your visit!
ref : 16.0799

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Vintage Tin Box, Vichy, Antique French Box, Red and Green, Old Box, 1850s

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  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: tin, decorated tin, tin and lid, red and green, Vichy, rectangular, box and lid, container
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