PARIS. Part de Fondateur. green. No 3169. Folds, some small edge-tears (repaired) and a few small holes (mainly outside the printed part). Part of the company statutes printed on the back. Text in French. Founder share. Formed Paris 1907 by the famous Pathé group for the sales of its phonographs in the Far East. Decorative border of flowers. Beginning in 1908, Pathé began a massive schedule of recording in China through its office set up in Shanghai in 1907. Pathé's recordings covered almost all early Chinese famous Beijing and Cantonese Opera performances. The artists who made the recordings for Pathé served in Beijing and Cantonese operas' famous theatrical troupes by the end of the Qing Dynasty. Some of them served as teachers and performers in the Beijing Opera for the Imperial Palace during the Qing Dynasty. The records were 9.5", 11.5" and 14" in diameter, double-sided, vertical-cut with an etched-label. Only two pieces were discovered in 2014 and one was already sold by us in 2015. The finder has now decided to part with the second certificate. An important piece.
Date: 15 October 1907
Startprice: € 800