GRESSE stamped yellow medallion with string

SKU: 16288

The functionality of this terracotta disc from Dieulefit has been hotly debated! Some believe that it is simply an advertisement for weight loss biscuits (galet calorique), others believe that it is a lid to put over a milk jug when heating it up to stop the hot milk from spitting.

Another theory is that it was used like a hot water bottle; heated up and then put in a coat pocket for warmth. In any case, this rare medallion is beautifully labelled and can be presented hanging as there is a hole and string. Late nineteenth-century.

Approx. overall 5" diameter 0½" thick
Approx. overall 13cm diameter 1cm thick

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