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Odiot - Luxury and Elegance Traditionally Reserved for the French Court.

The world of decorative arts has been enriched over centuries by the creations of remarkable artisans, whose skills and craftsmanship have left an indelible mark on history. Among these, the name Odiot stands as a testament to the heights that French silver-smithing can achieve. Jean-Baptiste-Claude Odiot (1763-1850) was an influential figure in the world of silver-smithing during the late 18th and early 19th centuries in France. His work not only epitomized the artistic and technical achievements of his time but also played a significant role in shaping the history of decorative arts in France.

Jean-Baptiste-Claude Odiot was born on April 24, 1763, in Paris, France. He was the son of a notable silversmith, Jacques Odiot, and thus, his interest in the craft can be traced back to his family heritage. Under his father's guidance, Odiot honed his skills, acquiring an in-depth knowledge of the intricacies of silversmithing from a young age. However, Odiot's journey towards becoming a renowned silversmith was not limited to his family's workshop.  His education included formal training as well, and he attended the prestigious École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. This academic background enabled Odiot to fuse classical artistic elements with the technical precision of silversmithing, setting the stage for his innovative and influential career. Odiot's formal training also allowed him to gain a deeper appreciation for the fusion of art and craftsmanship, a principle that would become central to his work.

Odiot's silver-smithing works are characterized by their outstanding artistic sensibility and technical brilliance. He was not content with simply producing functional silverware; rather, he elevated the craft to an art form, blending aesthetics with functionality. His creations included an extensive range of items, from cutlery and flatware to ornate centerpieces and elaborate serving pieces. Odiot's talent lay in his ability to imbue each piece with a unique and captivating design.  Odiot's influence extended far beyond his individual creations. He was a key figure in the evolution of French decorative arts during a critical period in history. The late 18th and early 19th centuries marked a time of transition in France, as the nation navigated the tumultuous waters of revolution, empire, and monarchy. Odiot's work and vision were deeply entwined with the political and social climate of his time.

The Revolution's impact on the French monarchy led to the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte and the establishment of the French Empire. Odiot, like many other artisans of his time, adapted his work to suit the tastes of the empire. His neoclassical designs, with their classical references and grandeur, appealed to the new ruling elite. Napoleon himself was known to be a patron of Odiot, and many of the pieces produced during this period bore the imperial insignia.  Odiot's influence was not limited to France; his reputation extended to the international stage. He exported his works to clients throughout Europe and even across the Atlantic to the United States. Odiot's pieces became coveted treasures, sought after by collectors and connoisseurs across the world.

Odiot's legacy endures in the world of decorative arts. His innovative designs, technical excellence, and artistic mastery continue to be celebrated and sought after by collectors, museums, and silversmiths alike. Many of Odiot's pieces can be found in renowned institutions such as the Louvre Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  We are happy to offer a wide selection of award winning sterling silver flatware, tableware and tea sets all bearing the distinguished "Odiot" hallmarks.  Buy with confidence.

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Societe Parisienne d'Orfevrerie (Odiot) - 184pc. French Gold Plated Sterling Silver (Vermeil) Flatware Set + CabinetSociete Parisienne d'Orfevrerie (Odiot) - 184pc. French Gold Plated Sterling Silver (Vermeil) Flatware Set + Cabinet
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Odiot - 4pc. 19th Century 950 Sterling Silver Louis XVI Gravy Boat, Noble Crest - Museum Quality.Odiot - 4pc. 19th Century 950 Sterling Silver Louis XVI Gravy Boat, Noble Crest - Museum Quality.
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Odiot - 4pc. 19th Century...
$8,519.00 CAD
Odiot Henin - 5pc. Antique French 950 Sterling Silver Louis XVI Tea Set with Serving Tray - Museum Quality!Odiot Henin - 5pc. Antique French 950 Sterling Silver Louis XVI Tea Set with Serving Tray - Museum Quality!
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Odiot Henin - 5pc. Antique...
$29,391.00 CAD
Odiot & Faberge - 9pc. French 950 Sterling Silver Tea Set + 6 Faberge Egg Espresso Cups - STUNNING !!Odiot & Faberge - 9pc. French 950 Sterling Silver Tea Set + 6 Faberge Egg Espresso Cups - STUNNING !!
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Odiot & Faberge - 9pc....
$53,891.00 CAD Sold out
Odiot - 3pc. Antique French 19th Century 950 Sterling Silver Covered Vegetable Server - LIKE NEW !Odiot - 3pc. Antique French 19th Century 950 Sterling Silver Covered Vegetable Server - LIKE NEW !
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Odiot - 3pc. Antique French...
$9,490.00 CAD
Odiot - 3pc. Antique French 19th Century 950 Sterling Silver Covered Vegetable Server - MINT !Odiot - 3pc. Antique French 19th Century 950 Sterling Silver Covered Vegetable Server - MINT !
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Odiot - 3pc. Antique French...
$10,665.00 CAD
Odiot - 126pc. Antique 19th Century French 950 Sterling Silver Flatware Set + Storage Chest !Odiot - 126pc. Antique 19th Century French 950 Sterling Silver Flatware Set + Storage Chest !
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Odiot - 126pc. Antique 19th...
$36,056.00 CAD
Odiot - Two Antique French 950 Round Louis XVI Serving Platters + WrapsOdiot - Two Antique French 950 Round Louis XVI Serving Platters + Wraps
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Odiot - Two Antique French...
$12,138.00 CAD
Odiot - Two 950 Sterling Silver Louis XVI Presentation Plates (Chargers), 1890sOdiot - Two 950 Sterling Silver Louis XVI Presentation Plates (Chargers), 1890s
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Odiot - Two 950 Sterling...
$10,392.00 CAD Sold out
Odiot - Two Round 950 Sterling Silver Louis XVI Serving Platters, 1880s, Museum Quality.Odiot - Two Round 950 Sterling Silver Louis XVI Serving Platters, 1880s, Museum Quality.
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Odiot - Two Round 950...
$11,459.00 CAD Sold out
Odiot - Two Large Oval 950 Sterling Silver Louis XVI Serving Platters, 1880sOdiot - Two Large Oval 950 Sterling Silver Louis XVI Serving Platters, 1880s
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Odiot - Two Large Oval...
$23,184.00 CAD Sold out
Odiot - 10pc Antique French 950 Sterling Silver Serving Platter Set, Louis XVI + Storage Wraps.Odiot - 10pc Antique French 950 Sterling Silver Serving Platter Set, Louis XVI + Storage Wraps.
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Odiot - 10pc Antique French...
$63,605.00 CAD
Christofle Odiot - 12pc. Antique 950 Sterling Silver Serving Platter SetChristofle Odiot - 12pc. Antique 950 Sterling Silver Serving Platter Set
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Christofle Odiot - 12pc. Antique...
$47,399.00 CAD Sold out
Odiot - Antique French 950 Sterling Silver and Chrystal Candy Serving Dish - 1880sOdiot - Antique French 950 Sterling Silver and Chrystal Candy Serving Dish - 1880s
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Odiot - Antique French 950...
$6,401.00 CAD
Odiot - 17pc Napoleon III Gold Plated Sterling Silver (Vermeil) Decanter Serving Set. MAGNIFICENT !Odiot - 17pc Napoleon III Gold Plated Sterling Silver (Vermeil) Decanter Serving Set. MAGNIFICENT !
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Odiot - 17pc Napoleon III...
$31,081.00 CAD
Odiot - Antique French 950 Sterling Silver Oval Serving Platter, Louis XVI + Storage Wrap
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Odiot - Antique French 950...
$9,090.00 CAD