lundi 16 avril 2007
Highest Reward : Brocard at the Nijni-Novgorod fair in 1896
In 1896, the sales turnover of the Brocard's company is about 2 millions Roubles.
The same year the firm is obtaining the highest reward of the Nijni-Novgorod fair, for the exhibition of all the different parts of Russia.
We have kept those nice exemples of fine porcelains, with the arms of the State, the date of the reward, and the initials of Henry Brocard : HB painted on the object. The name seems a little bit different. I need confirmation if you are able to read the name written on the flag on the cup of coffee.
It is really exiting to have one symbol of this old event of the Brocard's perfume industry. Imagine that 3 years before, the firm won also the highest price at the fair of Chicago.
On the same way, 4 years after "Nijni-Novgorod", in 1900 at the begining of the new century, Brocard won the "Grand Prix" at the international exhibition in Paris.
At the end of this year, Henri Brocard died in Cannes, on the French Riviera.