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A House Mascot Bows in Shanghai

Hennessy proudly welcomes Major Canis IV to the permanent display at Hennessy flagship boutique at Taikoo Li Qiantan Mall in Shanghai. Made by the French artistic duo Kuntzel & Deygas, this bespoke sculpture offers a playful take on the House’s emblematic Saint Bernard dog.

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Following the much-celebrated opening of its first flagship boutique in China domestic market, Hennessy proudly unveils a contemporary, bespoke artwork inspired by a beloved companion from the archives. A loyal and often humorous House mascot since the Fifties, the Saint Bernard today is brought to life in bold, joyful harmony by the French artists Olivier Kuntzel and Florence Deygas.

The Hennessy Art of Design


For Major Canis IV, Kuntzel & Deygas sought to give the iconic St Bernard an original personality.


"We opted for a graphic allure (...) to give the dog a distinctive personality."


An anthropomorphic character in black, white and bold color.


The uplifting barrel traditionally carried by the Saint Bernard becomes a necklace worn on a chain.


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