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AUCOC AÎNÉ - Chafing dish and its cover in solid silver, Paris 1839-1856
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Ref : 85793
4 400 €
Period :
19th century
Artist :
AUCOC AÎNÉ
Provenance :
Paris, France
Medium :
Solid silver
Dimensions :
H. 12.6 inch
Weight :
2.454 Kg
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AUCOC AÎNÉ - Chafing dish and its cover in solid silver, Paris 1839-1856

Chafing dish and its cover in solid silver 950/1000. The compartmentalized lid is surmounted by a large grip in the shape of a fleur-de-lys. The pedestal stove is decorated with scalloped moldings. The handles are made from interlaced vine shoots, embellished with leaves and buds.

Marks on the body and the cover
• French Minerve 1er titre (sterling silver 950/1000).
• Master goldsmith: "CA un coq et une étoiles" and "AUCOC A.NE" in full, for Jean-Baptiste Casimir AUCOC "Aîné" (registered July 30, 1839).


AUCOC

Casimir AUCOC was born on 24 September 1796 in Paris. In 1821 he succeeded the master silversmith Pierre-Dominique MAIRE (1763-1827), famous for his kits. Supplier of the Empress MARIE-LOUISE, of Queen HORTENSE, of Marshal LANNES, of Monseigneur DE LA TOUR D'AUVERGNE as well as of Joseph of SPAIN, MAIRE prosperous under the Empire and the French Restoration.
Casimir AUCOC perpetuates this excellence in the shop of 154 rue Saint-Honoré in Paris. Jean-Baptiste Casimir established the house in 1836 at 6 rue de la Paix. It is called "maker of kits for the King and the Princes". The house receives protection and becomes supplier of kings CHARLES X and LOUIS-PHILIPPE, of the Maison d'ORLÉANS, of the emperor NAPOLEON III and his wife the empress EUGENIE as well as of queen VICTORIA. AUCOC supplies the crowned heads and the high international aristocracy, such as the princes of ARENBERG, Prince TROUBESKOÏ, Grand Duchess Catherine Mikhaïlovna of RUSSIA, Duke Alexandre Edmond de TALLEYRAND-PÉRIGORD, Louise- Marie d'ORLÉANS queen of the Belgians.
On 30 July 1839, he registered his mark, the letters CA, a rooster and a star.

AUCOC is mentioned in the first chapter of La Dame aux camélias, by Alexandre DUMAS (1848),
"Je n'en désirai que plus vivement pénétrer dans cette chambre. C'était le cabinet de toilette, revêtu de ses plus minutieux détails, dans lesquels paraissait s'être développée au plus haut point la prodigalité de la morte.
Sur une grande table, adossée au mur, table de trois pieds de large sur six de long, brillaient tous les trésors d'AUCOC et d'ODIOT. C'était là une magnifique collection, et pas un de ces mille objets, si nécessaires à la toilette d'une femme comme celle chez qui nous étions, n'était en autre métal qu'or ou argent"

("I only wished the more earnestly to enter this room. It was the dressing room, dressed in its most minute details, in which seemed to have developed to the highest degree the lavishness of the dead.
On a large table, leaning against the wall, a table three feet wide by six long, shone all the treasures of AUCOC and ODIOT. It was a magnificent collection, and not one of the thousand objects, so necessary for the toilet of a woman like the one with whom we were staying, was in metal other than gold or silver ".)


MUSEUMS AND PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS

• METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ARTS, NEW YORK, Rectangular box, silver, mother-of-pearl, red velvet, Paris, 19th century.
• METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ARTS, NEW YORK, Dressing table mirror, silver, mother-of-pearl, red velvet, Paris, 19th century.
• METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ARTS, NEW YORK, Two-branch candelabra, silver, mother-of-pearl, red velvet, Paris, 19th century.
• METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ARTS, NEW YORK, Two-branch candelabra, silver, mother-of-pearl, red velvet, Paris, 19th century.
• METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ARTS, NEW YORK, Tray, silver, mother-of-pearl, red velvet, Paris, 19th century.
• METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ARTS, NEW YORK, Tray, silver, mother-of-pearl, red velvet, Paris, 19th century.
• METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ARTS, NEW YORK, Pincushion, silver, mother-of-pearl, red velvet, Paris, 19th century.
• METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ARTS, NEW YORK, Pincushion, silver, mother-of-pearl, red velvet, Paris, 19th century.
• METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ARTS, NEW YORK, Rectangular box, silver, mother-of-pearl, red velvet, Paris, 19th century.
• METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ARTS, NEW YORK, Hand mirror, silver, mother-of-pearl, red velvet, Paris, 19th century.
• METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ARTS, NEW YORK, Medium square box, silver, mother-of-pearl, red velvet, Paris, 19th century.
• METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ARTS, NEW YORK, Pincushion, silver, mother-of-pearl, red velvet, Paris, 19th century.
• METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ARTS, NEW YORK, Small square box, silver, mother-of-pearl, red velvet, Paris, 19th century.
• BRITISH MUSEUM, LONDRES, Trade card, paper, Paris, 19th century.
• MUSÉE DE L’ERMITAGE, SAINT-PETERSBOURG, Grand Duchess Yekaterina Mikhailovna’s toilet set, silver, Paris, 19th century.
• MUSÉE D’ORSAY, PARIS, "Service à café", silver, ivoiry, silver-gilt, Paris, circa 1862.
• CHÂTEAU, CASTRIES, "Surtout de table", silver, mirror, Paris, 1st half of the 19th century, listed as a Historical Monument on 23 November 2007, privately owned by L'Académie Française.
• MUSÉE LOUIS-PHILIPPE, EU, "Nécessaire de toilette pour Ferdinand-Philippe d’Orléans", silver, crystal, wood, brass, velvet, ivoiry, Paris, 1840.


BIBLIOGRAPHY

• BASCOU MARC, MASSÉ MARIE-MADELEINE, THIÉBAUT PHILIPPE, "Musée d’Orsay, Catalogue sommaire illustré des arts décoratifs", RMN, Paris, 1988.
• DION-TENNENBAUM et MABILLE GÉRARD, "Indispensables nécessaires", Paris, RMN, 2007.
• VIRUEGA JACQUELINE, "Les Entreprises de bijouterie à Paris de 1860 à 1914", in "Histoire, économie et société 2006/4 (25e année)", Armand Collin, 2006.
• ZEISLER Wilfried, "Les Orfèvres parisiens au service de la Russie au XIXe siècle", in "La France et les Français en Russie", Publications de l’École nationales des chartes, Paris, 2011.

Baptiste Jamez

CATALOGUE

Antique Silver