Pheasant Margarine
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Pheasant Margarine

c1930s. Colour lithograph, 50.6 x 38.1cm. Repaired minor tears, creases, old folds. Linen-backed.

Text continues “Better value than butter. 1/- per pound. No. 161.”

In 1869 “the first plant-based spread was created by Hippolyte Mège-Mouriès for Napoleon III due to butter shortages. In 1871, a Dutch company called Jurgens bought the patent for margarine from Mège-Mouriès and the very first spread was manufactured. The company then joined with competitor Van den Bergh to form the Margarine Unie company which then went on to merge with the Lever Brothers to become Unilever [now Upfield.]” Ref: Upfield.

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Item #CL197-21

Price (AUD): $1,250.00  Other currencies

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