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Odiot - 10pc Antique French 950 Sterling Silver Serving Platter Set, Louis XVI + Storage Wraps.

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Direct from a Private Chateau near Paris, A Magnificent 10pc Set of 19th Century 950 Sterling Silver Louis XVI Serving Platters by the World's Premier French Silversmith Jean-Baptiste Odiot, An Ultra Luxurious Addition to any Stately Home and Includes 7 Anti-Tarnish Wraps for Easy Storage, Absolutely Magnificent, circa late 1880s.  The set includes 4 round serving platters, 2 oval serving platters, 1 square serving dish and a covered 3pc. vegetable server with sterling silver interior; and each piece has been professionally restored to near new condition.

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.

Moreover, his contributions to the field of neoclassical silversmithing remain an influential reference point for contemporary artisans. Silversmiths today continue to draw inspiration from Odiot's work, both in terms of design and craftsmanship. His dedication to melding art with functional objects has resonated with modern artisans, who see in his work a testament to the enduring appeal of craftsmanship.  Jean-Baptiste-Claude Odiot was more than a skilled silversmith; he was a visionary artist who transcended the boundaries of his craft. His life and work serve as a testament to the power of artistic innovation and technical excellence. Through his mastery of neoclassical design, his use of diverse materials, and his keen ability to adapt to the changing political landscape, Odiot became a prominent figure in the history of French decorative arts.  The legacy of Odiot's work continues to thrive, as his pieces are treasured artifacts in museums and collections around the world. Moreover, his influence can be seen in the contemporary silver-smithing world, where artisans draw inspiration from his designs and philosophy of blending art and craftsmanship.

The first oval serving platter measures roughly 48.50 cm. in length, approximately 37.50 cm. across at its widest point and weights 1,679 grams. It is stamped on the underside with the French Government's Head of the Minerva 1 hallmark certifying a minimum of 950 sterling silver in addition to the Odiot sterling silver hallmark - "Mon. Odiot Paris, 2188". It comes with its own anti-tarnish storage wrap for easy storage.  The second oval serving platter measures roughly 43.00 cm. in length, approximately 34.00 cm. across at its widest point and weights 1,384 grams. It is stamped on the underside with the French Government's Head of the Minerva 1 hallmark certifying a minimum of 950 sterling silver in addition to the Odiot sterling silver hallmark - "Mon. Odiot Paris, U 2196". It comes with its own anti-tarnish storage wrap for easy storage.

The first round serving platter measures roughly 35.50 cm. in diameter and weights 1,182 grams. It is stamped on the underside with the French Government's Head of the Minerva 1 hallmark certifying a minimum of 950 sterling silver, in addition to the Odiot sterling silver hallmark - "Mon. Odiot Paris, U 2193". It comes with its own anti-tarnish storage wrap for easy storage.  The second round serving platter measures roughly 31.20 cm. in diameter and weights 872 grams. It is stamped on the underside with the French Government's Head of the Minerva 1 hallmark certifying a minimum of 950 sterling silver, in addition to the Odiot sterling silver hallmark - "Mon. Odiot Paris, G 2198". It comes with its own anti-tarnish storage wrap for easy storage.  The third round serving platter measures roughly 29.70 cm. in diameter and weights 788 grams. It is stamped on the underside with the French Government's Head of the Minerva 1 hallmark certifying a minimum of 950 sterling silver in addition to the Odiot sterling silver hallmark - "Mon. Odiot Paris, G 9497". It comes with its own anti-tarnish storage wrap for easy storage.  The fourth round serving platter measures roughly 25.70 cm. in diameter and weights 555 grams. It is stamped on the underside with the French Government's Head of the Minerva 1 hallmark certifying a minimum of 950 sterling silver in addition to the Odiot sterling silver hallmark - "Mon. Odiot Paris, U 2186". It comes with its own anti-tarnish storage wrap for easy storage.

The square serving dish measures roughly 4.20 cm. in height, 25.50 cm across and weights 823 grams. It is stamped on the underside with the French Government's Head of the Minerva 1 hallmark certifying a minimum of 950 sterling silver in addition to the Odiot sterling silver hallmark - "Mon. Odiot Paris, U 2226". It comes with its own anti-tarnish storage wrap for easy storage.  The stunning 3pc. covered vegetable server with sterling silver interior measures roughly 16.00 cm. in height to the top of the lid, 27.50 cm across to the tips of the handles and weights 1,877 grams (without the presentation platter). It is stamped on the underside with the French Government's Head of the Minerva 1 hallmark certifying a minimum of 950 sterling silver in addition to the Odiot sterling silver hallmark - "Mon. Odiot Paris, U 2253". It comes with its own anti-tarnish storage wrap for easy storage.

Odiot - 10pc Antique French 950 Sterling Silver Serving Platter Set, Louis XVI + Storage Wraps.
$64,102.00 CAD
$64,102.00 CAD

Odiot - 10pc Antique French 950 Sterling Silver Serving Platter Set, Louis XVI + Storage Wraps.

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