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FINE SET OF 5 FRENCH .950 SILVER OPEN SALTS

Odiot, Paris, France, c1826-1838

 

 

 

     

 

Of heavy gauge silver by the leading French silversmith, Odiot - silversmith to Napoleon and the royalty of Europe - each with

around body and beaded rim set on 3 cabriole legs ending in hoof feet, bearing an original coat of arms (rubbed) surmounted by

the coronet of a marquis Marks: fully marked verso with ODIOT A PARIS, lantern in lozenge and .950 standard mark

 

Condition: Excellent; several hoof feet very slightly tilted; no breaks or repairs

 

 

1.5" H x 2.5" W

 

11.9 oz.

 

Price : Please Inquire

 

#4416

 

We welcome and encourage all inquiries.  We will make every attempt to answer any questions you might have.

 


 

Odiot, Jean Baptiste Claude

(b. 8 June 1763; d. 23 May 1850)

 

French silversmith and cabinetmaker. He was a member of a prominent family of silversmiths active from the early 18th century.

He became a master in 1785. The only surviving work by him dating from before the French Revolution (1789–95) is a coffee urn

(Monticello, VA, Jefferson Found.) designed and commissioned by Thomas Jefferson. Odiot’s career as a silversmith essentially began in

1802 when he was awarded a gold medal in the third Exposition de l’Industrie in Paris. He executed a travelling service (c. 1795–1809) for

Napoleon and a large table service (1798–1809; Munich, Residenz) for Maximilian I of Bavaria (1756–1825). Odiot’s major work dates from

c. 1809 after the bankruptcy of the silversmith Henri AUGUSTE, whose models, tools and designs he purchased. Odiot’s most complex work was

a set of dressing-table furniture made for Empress Marie Louise in 1810 destr. 1832) and the cradle for the King of Rome (1811; Vienna,

Schatzkam.; for illustration see PERCIER, CHARLES) made in collaboration with Thomireto a design by Pierre-Paul Prud’hon. Odiot produced

table services for Russian clients, including one for a member of the Demidov family (c. 1817; untraced), and others for the courts of Poland and

Naples (c. 1819). His tableware in the Empire style includes large-scale, sculptural tureens and bowls supported by fully modeled, classical figures.

The profiles and surfaces of his vessels are plain and smooth and are usually decorated with applied cast figural elements. In 1823 Odiot exhibited

tableware in the Rococo Revival style after 18th-century originals. He retired in 1827, leaving the firm to his son, Charles Odiot d 1869), who

also worked in the Rococo Revival style.

 

 

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