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LOUIS AUCOC (1850-1932)

The Birth of Venus

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LOUIS AUCOC (1850-1932)

The Birth of Venus

Gold, enamel, diamond and pearl

H  7.60 cm (2.99 in)  |  W  4.20 cm (1.65 in)

Origin France, c. 1900
Condition Very good

A Symbolist pendant/brooch
Louis Aucoc was a leading Parisian art nouveau jeweller and goldsmith.
‘The Birth of Venus’ jewel shows the head of Venus surrounded by bladder wrack seaweed and backed by a diamond studded sea star. The marine theme symbolizes Venus’ birth, fully formed from the sea and the white diamond star represents Venus’ name sake... the morning star.

Literature:
cf. Alastair Duncan, The Paris Salons 1895−1914, Jewellery, Vol. 1,
The Designers A-K, 1994, pp.40−43
Michael Koch, The Belle Époque of French Jewellery 1850−1910, Thomas
Heneage & Co Ltd, 1990, pp.231−3

Price Code

Ref No   6703

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