Illustrated and signed documents
Some stock market securities stand out for the richness of their design.
French stock market securities stand out for the richness of their monochrome or polychrome engraved illustrations.
It was from 1850 that these documents were printed on color paper.
Foreign stock market securities, in particular American, are less decorated and mostly monochrome.
Some famous artists including Art Nouveau have lent their talent like Alphonse Mucha, Félix Schmidt or Paul Cauchie, but also Cappiello, Métivet, Catenacci, Crabbe ...
Famous Paris-France share, designed by Mucha
Their signatures on these old documents are always synonymous of an added value, as are those of a famous administrator (Ferdinand de Lesseps, ...), or even a great financier (Rothschild, ...).
Signature of Nathan de Rotshchild on 1822 Russion loans