BAKER CHOCOLATE BOOKENDS – THE BEAUTIFUL CHOCOLATE GIRL – 1743
Iconic pair of brass bookends measuring about 5 3/4 inches high. Dr. James Baker began his chocolate company in 1765 in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Walter Baker took over for his grandfather in 1820, and after the Civil War he acquired the rights to use Jean-Etienne Liotard’s 1743 painting THE BEAUTIFUL CHOCOLATE GIRL on his packages and advertisements. I bought this pair of bookends in the late 1990s in a shop in the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut, but I just cannot kept everything, and time for them to find a new home. Lots of images for you, keep scrolling down.
and, below is the original painting of the chambermaid serving the artist his breakfast drink.
Price – $180
Shipping – $12 in US