Lot 13: Silver - Copy from the ancestors of André Citroën

Adams Amsterdam Auctions

June 19, 2017
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Description: ART - JEWELRY - LEFRANC, Alex. Ancienne Orfèvrerie Empire. Recueil de Dessins d'Orfèvrerie à l'usage des Marchands et Fabricans Orfèvres contenant tout ce qui a rapport au Service de la Table. Dessiné et Gravé par Alex Lefranc. Paris, Foulard, 1903. Folio. Half cloth folder with gilt title on spine, with 52 plates depicting 81 objects on paper 'Duc de Lorraine 1498'. Number 105 of 200 numbered and monogrammed copies. One plate (#7) is missing, title page browned, spine ends folder dam., else very good. 50 pp.
Artist or Maker: JEWELRY - LEFRANC, Alex.
Provenance: Collection Family Citroen
Unusually fresh plates of this important and very rare publication. Copy from the heirs of Barend Limoenman (= Lemon Man) who changed his family name to Citroen, still a well known Dutch jeweller (Schaap & Citroen). But world fame came from another industry after Barend Citroen's son went to Paris and a French teacher put two dots over the 'e' in his son André's surname. André Citroën founded one of the most innovative and legendary automobile companies, with a little help of his grandfather and his teacher.
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