AUCOC House. Exceptional and very large gilt... - Lot 37 - FW Auction

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AUCOC House. Exceptional and very large gilt... - Lot 37 - FW Auction
AUCOC House. Exceptional and very large gilt silver inkwell in rocaille style. It is composed of a tray of violonné form, decorated with volutes and leafy counter-volutes and a scallop shell in the center of the receptacle for pens. On the tray is a sand compartment in the center of octagonal baluster shape decorated with acanthus leaves on the uprights and a mascaron of fauna in the center with a removable lid with movement. It is flanked by two oval inkwells decorated with twisted gadroons with a tilting lid. The front is decorated with scrolls and acanthus leaves with a large shell in the center. Mark of " A. AUCOC" on the back; twice on the sand lid, and on the base on the left side. Engraved on the inside of the sand lid: "To Mr. Paul Cambon / French ambassador / The Society of Luain of / Constantinople 10 9bre 1898". 34 x 44 x 15 cm. Weight : 5,61kg André AUCOC (1856-1911) is a jeweller and goldsmith in Paris, working with his brother Louis AUCOC (1850-1932) in the prestigious AUCOC house founded in 1811 by Jean-Baptiste AUCOC. This inkwell was offered to Paul CAMBON (1843-1924) on September 10, 1898, probably at the time of his departure for London. Paul Cambon is a French diplomat who was ambassador of France in Madrid in 1886, then in Constantinople in 1890 and finally ambassador of France in the United Kingdom during 22 years from 1898 to 1920
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