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Lot 549: BANQUE DE ROSE S.A.
29 October 2016
Brussels, BelgiumLive Auction
Description: 1 September 1917 SOFIA. Action de 100 Leva Or. blue, red. #40000. No 21176. Central fold causing large tear, but well repaired. Very large format. Beautiful Jugendstil/Art Nouveau design, with Balkan influence, by B. Mikhailov, showing the harvesting and distillation of roses. Text in Bulgarian and French. The bank was foundedto finance the production of rose oil (or 'attar' of roses), an important and valuable product of Bulgaria. It is distilled by steam from the petals; one ton of petals gives only 300 grams of oil. It is used in the perfume industry in Western Europe. Underprint of roses.
Condition Report: F