Posts tagged with "hanfu"

08. December 2023
1920s trade card for LUX soap with a motif from the classic Chinese novel "Dream of the Red Chamber". From the MOFBA collection.
LUX soap was the first brand in the world to use celebrities as endorsers. This 1920s Chinese trade card from our collection though shows, that before capitalizing on the grandeur and allure of Hollywood it relied of more classical motifs, but which were no less juicy... LUX soap was created by the firm Lever Brothers, now known as Unilever, in 1899. Marketed as a laundry product for over 20 years, only in the 1920s, the company conducted a contest that led them to a very interesting...
05. September 2023
An exceptionally rare 1917 Chinese Horlick's malted milk advertising calendar poster featuring Guan Yu and Cao Cao from the Three Kingdoms period. From the MOFBA collection.
This unique 1917 Horlick’s calendar advertisement from our collection depicts a martial scene that actually takes us all the way back to the Three Kingdoms period of Chinese history. Get ready for an immortal story about the mightiest of men, war, loyalty and... warm milk.
10. April 2023
 A rare 1917 Chinese calendar poster advertisement for State Express 555 cigarettes. From the MOFBA collection.
This exceptionally rare 1917 calendar poster for State Express 555 cigarettes from our collection, tells the unlikely story of a Western brand that, with one simple trick, became a top-seller in China and was even endorsed by the country’s most notorious “influencer” … State Express were luxury cigarettes manufactured in the United Kingdom by the Ardath Tobacco Company. The brand was founded in London in 1896 by tobacco merchant Sir Albert Levy (1864–1937).