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Charbonnel
Paris, France
1862 - Current

 

Aliases

 

Charbonnel

 

Locations                                                                                         

 

Paris, France

History

 

      

 

Charbonnel began as a small family owned business by Francois Charbonnel.  He was a chemist who had a desire to produce inks and varnishes for lithographic art printing among other things.  He set up shop in front of the Notre-Dame in 1862.  As Paris was the art capital of the world at that time, painters such as Picasso, Renoir and others were regular users of their products.  They put on a lot of workshops about the lithographic process in the early days of photography and increased their business doing so.  This lasted until about 1930 when the photography process became photomechanical. Despite that business drying up for a long time, they diversified into the gilding trade and continued making their inks.  They are still considered the place in Paris for such products.  Along the way they produced lithographic crayons at some point and so are included here.  They still sell these so they might be a recent addition but who knows.

 

Known Crayon Boxes

                                                                                                                                                                                          

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Product Name

ID

Box

Colors

Crayons

Box Color

Design

Variation

Years

Rarity

Value

Picture

 

Charbonnel Lithographiques

CHB0001

HS

12

12

Orange

Line Border

Charbonnel logo at center

Unknown

9

$10

Yes

 

Photos

 

 

 

CHB0001