Parisian confectioner Georges Evrard founded Pierrot Gourmand in 1892. His passion and knowledge helped to make his business very successful and his sweet creations very popular.
In 1924, Monsieur Evrard created/invented the first ever lollipop. His idea was to allow his patrons to enjoy one of his fine confections without getting their hands sticky.
Shortly after the lollipop came to be, Georges designed a unique display for his candies.
These porcelain heads became synonymous with the Pierrot Gourmand brand and many are still used today.
These display pieces came in several slightly different styles but one thing never varied and that was the bold graphic of the brand name.
As these lollipops became more and more popular they earned a new nickname. A lollipop became known as "pege"which was created by using the first letters of Pierrot Gourmand... PG... "pege".
On my recent trip to France I was very fortunate to have been able to purchase a rare double sided (or two-faced) Pierrot Gourmand Pege display head. Since I carried it home on the plane with me I did not have to wait to share him with you. I also purchased a small box of authentic PG peges and since they are with my shipped items, I thought to display the French flags in the head for these photos... which I actually like just as much as the candies!
More French brocante treasures to follow.
Happy hunting everyone!