Bangkok, [Thailand]: 1903.
Die-cut, pen and ink, and watercolor menu (17 x 13 cm.). Text in printed in French on the verso and in Thai on the recto. The fanciful menu for a dinner in honor of Prince Maha Valiravudh of Siam, depicts a royal procession. Printed fare, includes both Western and Thai dishes, including: Dindon Froid, Oie Rotie Froide, Aspci de Foie Gras, Jambon d'Yorck, Petits Fours, and Creme Glacées, on the Western side; and Kanom Buang, de Siam et d'Annam, Mieng Lao-Kanom Chieb, Sai Krok Khao, Kanon Pang Natang, Mee Khao Tang, and Punlami Dong Dang, for the Thai dishes. Wear to edges of the die-cut, with perhaps some loss to the tip of the bright red and yellow pennant; six, small ink designs added. Still, bright colorful and near very good.