LISBOA. 1 Acçao de Reis 20$000. multicolour. No 865. A clean central fold and the top border (far outside the printed part of the share) has browned. While this company was formed only in 1884, the porcelain factory at Caldas da Rainha dated from 300 years earlier, when it was established by the Queen ofPortugal at the spa town where the royal family had its summer residence. The certificate was designed by Raphael Bordalho-Pinheiro in 1884, and the piece is universally recognised in the world of scripophily as one of the most beautiful certificates ever issued. It is superbly designed and drawn, with no less than 11 delicate colours, and fine representations of animals and birds. Artistic top piece.
Themes: CONSTRUCTION & BUILDING, FAIENCE
Date: 30 June 1884
Startprice: € 1200