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Aucoc

Three antique French bow brooches in original case

Brooches

Description

Three bow brooches fully set with old-cut diamonds and rose-cut diamonds. In original case from A. Aucoc, 6 Rue de la Paix.
France, ca. 1880

Aucoc (1877-1932) The famous nineteenth-century French jeweler and goldsmith Louis Aucoc (1850-1932) was a member of a well-known goldsmith family. In 1877 he bought the well-known Parisian firm Lobjois and changed the name to La Maison Aucoc. According to jewelry historian Henri Vever, Aucoc 'quickly acquired one of the most prominent positions in the profession due to his admirable personal qualities. Aucoc's great skill as a goldsmith and refined aesthetic sensibility undoubtedly also contributed to his success. Although not particularly innovative, his jewelry, carefully crafted from the finest materials, remained directly in step with French fashion. The firm's Art Nouveau pieces were particularly highly regarded; they often feature beautifully driven gold combined with enamel and finely set diamonds. Aucoc is also remembered for his leadership within the jewelry industry. According to Vever, he has consistently served on the awards and admissions panels of the Paris International Exhibitions. Another claim to fame of Aucoc is that he taught Art Nouveau revolutionary René Lalique how to work with gold. From 1876 to 1878, Lalique was a student at La Maison Aucoc.

Details

Maker·AucocPeriod·Georgian (1714 - 1830)Material·yellow gold, diamond & silverWeight·111 gDimensions·5.0 x 3.0 cm and 3.2 x 2.5 cmRef number·7607
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