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Aucoc. A fine and unusual 18K pink gold, red garnet, diamond and pearl-set openface keyless cylinder watch with matching châtelaine
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Aucoc. A fine and unusual 18K pink gold, red garnet, diamond and pearl-set openface keyless cylinder watch with matching châtelaine

SIGNED L. AUCOC AINÉ À PARIS, RUE DE LA PAIX, NO. 1492, MANUFACTURED CIRCA 1880

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Aucoc. A fine and unusual 18K pink gold, red garnet, diamond and pearl-set openface keyless cylinder watch with matching châtelaine
Signed L. Aucoc ainé à Paris, Rue de la Paix, No. 1492, manufactured circa 1880
With gilt-finished jewelled cylinder movement, plain three arm balance, wolf's tooth winding, gold cuvette, the white enamel dial with Roman numerals, gilt spade hands, in circular case with red garnet, diamond and pearl decorated hinged back, together with a similary decorated châtelaine, cuvette signed and numbered
31 mm. diam. & 107 mm. overall length
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The Maison Aucoc was founded in 1821 when Casimir Aucoc established a silversmithing business at 154, rue St. Honoré in Paris where he stayed until moving to 6, rue de la Paix.

By 1854, he had retired and his son Louis took over, adding luxury jewellery to their line of silverware. Based on the signature L. Aucoc aîné, the elder, we assume that he manufactured the present watch case and châtelaine, probably by special order from a client.
In the 1870's, Casimir's grandson, Louis Aucoc, born in 1850, assumed the leadership and it was under his direction that the talented René Lalique was apprenticed.
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