French "Petits Fours" Roller

Origin: Nantes, France

Age: late 18th century

Size: length - 5"xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxXXdiameter - 1"

Note: This 18th century pastry roller, signed "Petits Fours" (see reverse image below) and "Nantais", would have been used in a pastry shop in Nantes, France. Nantes is a major seaport near the mouth of the Loire River in northwestern France.

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