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French cookie or candy tin featuring an illustration on its top of "The Cat and the Monkey." 9¼" x 8" x 2¾". 120 Francs at the Clignancourt flea market, Aug., '99. Extra exemplar for $20 from Dany Wolfs, Roesalare, Belgium, August, '00.
The monkey shows a great eye as he glances towards us, while the cat is intent only on pulling the chestnuts out of the fire. To enjoy a close-up view of that monkey's eye, click on the box-image or here. Around the oval-shaped illustration are red and green jewel representations in a gold and red floral design. Similar designs repeat on the sides of the tin. It pays to ask dealers in French flea market booths if they have any fable materials! The same dealer also had a set of beautiful figures from Rabier's edition (and even done by Rabier?) baut alas at a price I found way beyond me….