Superb centerpiece in finely chiseled silver with an openwork decoration of friezes of pearls, ribbons, garlands of laurels. It rest on four feet in the form of hooves adorned with leafy attachments. In its center is a medallion surrounded by intersecting laurel branches crowned with a seed and acanthus falls.
• Minerve 1er titre (solide silver 950°/°°).
• Goldsmith lozenge mark with an oil lamp.
• "Maison ODIOT" in full.
• "PREVOST RECIPION & Cie" il full.
• Inventory number 1678
Jean-Baptiste-Claude ODIOT (1763-1850) built, during the first quarter of the 19th century, the most prosperous French goldsmith's house and the most frequented by all the European courts of his time. Delivering services and prestigious pieces such as L'Épée du Sacre for NAPOLÉON, the Roi de Rome cradle or Empress MARIE-LOUISE toilet set, ODIOT is one of the most illustrious goldsmiths under the Empire and the Restoration.
Since this founding period, the ODIOT house, still in activity, has remained one of the most prestigious and luxurious goldsmith in the world.
The pieces of ODIOT adorn the most important private collections of goldsmiths but also the collections of the most prestigious public institutions in France such as MUSÉE DU LOUVRE, MUSÉE DES ARTS DÉCORATIFS, LE MOBILIER NATIONAL, but also abroad such as THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM and the MOMA in New York or the VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM and the BRITISH MUSEUM in London.