The son of the bowmaker Jean Adam, and father of Jean ‘Grand’ Adam, Jean Dominique was born in Mirecourt in 1795, where he died in 1842. Taught by his father, he was perhaps the least productive of the family, but developed a sophisticated style based on Pajeot, with both round and octagonal sticks, and frogs made without an upper slide. The sticks are usually branded ‘ADAM’ using a slightly larger typeface than his father. Assisted by his son in later years, his work was sold by most of the leading French dealers of the time.
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