Elegant Antique French Silver Salt And Service Set By Gustave ODIOT.
This unique Set is extremely elegant.
It consists of 6 square solid silver Open Salt Cellars with 18 carat gold lining on the inner part.
The cellars stand on 4 small floral scroll shaped legs.
They are presented with their 6 solid silver spoons who share the gold wash on the spoon end.
The Set is completed by a beautiful Set of Service Spoon and Fork. The tines and bowl are 18 carat gold washed.
Both pieces show a Coat of Arms topped by a helmet typical of the Knight’s crests.
We are trying to identify them!
The original leather presentation box shows the address of ODIOT as Rue Basse du Rempart Numero 72.
The full set is in ‘mint’ condition! No chips, no losses, just beautiful!!
The salt cellars are 1.96 inches in width and 1.18 inches in height.
The salt spoons are 2.75 inches long.
The Service Fork and Spoon are 11.02 inches long
The Salt Cellars also show the identification number 5862.
The Hallmark is Minerve -1st title (950/1000)-1838 -1919 –Paris
The Makers Mark is for Maitre Orfevre Gustave ODIOT and bears the O topping a litten oil lamp.
Gustave ODIOT born in 1823 was the last of the Odiot Dynasty to bear the name.
His reputation probably topped all of them apart from Jean Baptiste Claude ODIOT (his great grand father and Mastersilversmith to Napoleon the 1st).
Gustave ODIOT was heralded as being the THE Silversmith to Royalty starting 1856. His work was found in all the world Royal houses. He became the official Master silversmith to the Imperial House of Russia.
He also created one of the grandest services ever produced by the House of Odiot, an incredible 3000 gold pieces for Saïd Pacha from the Royal House of Egypt.
Gustave ODIOT’s workshops were located 72 Rue Basse des Remparts in Paris between 1865 and 1894