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GUSTAVE MIKLOS (1888-1967)

Commemorative plaque for the inauguration of the oil refinery of Port-Jérôme, 1934

Yellow copper plaque
200 copies edited by the Monnaie de Paris
Inscription on the back : "Standard Franco-américaine de raffinage inauguration de la raffinerie de port Jérome, 1933-1934"

H 10,5 - L 6,3 cm (H 4.1 - W 2.5 in)

History

Miklos was commissioned this plaque by his friend Jacques André, director of the Franco-American Standard. In 1933, the oil company just ended the construction of a refinery with a very modern technology in Port-Jérôme (Normandy) ; at the occasion of the inauguration, Miklos' commemorative plaques were certainly distributed to the administrators of the firm, which explains the nominative inscriptions engraved on some of them, on the altar supporting the goddess' image.

Bibliography

Danuta Cichocka, Gustave Miklos, Catalogues raisonnées, vol. 2, Fata Libelli Editions, Paris, 2014, model reproduced and referenced #S100, p. 87.