Chantecler

Chantecler (Argentina) / c. 1913

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Design: The proud rooster of earlier days has disappeared. In its place is an ornamental arrangement in the Jugendstil manner (the German version of Art Nouveau); the outer border carries a decorative studded pattern reminiscent of Gustav Klimt's seminal painting 'The Kiss' (1908). The script lettering of the label name has also been discarded in favour of a plain Roman typeface. Note that the fonts used and the style of imprinting are similar to that seen on the Artigas label, suggesting a common origin.

History: Label scan courtesy of music researcher and collector Daniel Beller of Israel, who writes: "The Artigas label reissued sides from the 60000 series of the Era catalogue, which was issued in Argentina by the German label subsidiary 'The Inventions Co.' and later, 'Jacuboff Hnos.'"




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