The Birth of Venus
The Birth of Venus
The Birth of Venus

LOUIS AUCOC (1850-1932)

The Birth of Venus

c. 1900 France

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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.
Very good
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
Height 7.60 cm (2.99 inches)
Width 4.20 cm (1.65 inches)
Stock Code
Gold, enamel, diamond and pearl
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