Box - .950 silver, Baccarat Crystal - Jean Baptiste Casimir Aucoc - France - First half 19th century

Description
Box - .950 silver, Baccarat Crystal - Jean Baptiste Casimir Aucoc - France - First half 19th century
Excellent condition - barely used with minimal signs of aging & wear - 253 g

A rare dressing and travelling box made by Jean Baptiste Casimir Aucoc from Paris, France, who worked between 1821-1854.
This box is from a set of ‘Nécessaire de Voyage’, who Casimir Aucoc was specialized.

The cover of the box, beautiful saw pierced and engraved, have monograms on it. Is hallmarked Minerva first grade for silver 950, (on reverse have bigorne mark for authenticity) and maker mark of Jean Baptiste Casimir Aucoc (CA). The frame of Baccarat crystal cut is hallmaked Minerva second grade.

The reputation of Jean Baptiste Casimir Aucoc for fine work gained him the appointment to King Charles X. In 1835, he moved the business to 4 & 6 Rue de la Paix in Paris, expanding into goldsmithing. Casimir was joined in business by his son, Louis around 1850, and they went on to win a prize medal for their dressing cases at the Great Exhibition of 1851. By 1854, Louis was at the forefront of the business after Casimir’s retirement that same year.

Later, In 1876, a sixteen year old Rene Lalique was given an apprenticeship by Louis Aucoc, which was to last two years.
In 1877, Louis Aucoc bought the well-known Parisian firm, Lobjois, and changed its name to La Maison Aucoc.

Will be delivered within 1-2 days. As was noticed lately, delivery will take up to 2 weeks in Europe, due the actual pandemic issue.
Shipping costs include packaging, insuring and delivery fees.

Lot details
Object
Box
Material
.950 silver, Baccarat Crystal
Designer/ Artist
Jean Baptiste Casimir Aucoc
Estimated Period
First half 19th century
Country of Origin
France
Condition
Excellent condition - barely used with minimal signs of aging & wear
Dimensions
3.6×5.8×8.5 cm
Weight
253 g
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