Lot 249: Je ne fume que Le Nil. 1912
October 30, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Artist: LEONETTO CAPPIELLO (1875-1942) Size: 63 x 45 1/2 in./160 x 115.5 cm Imp. Vercasson, Paris Although the slogan reads "I only smoke Nil, Nil isn't actually a cigarette, but rather a brand of cigarette rolling paper. Nil claimed to be as "tough as an elephant's hide, which is how the company's spokes-elephant came into being.
Condition Report: A.
Dimensions: 63 x 45 1/2 in./160 x 115.5 cm
Artist or Maker: LEONETTO CAPPIELLO (1875-1942)