Lovely antique French Napoleon III era sterling silver bachelor or solitaire sized tea or coffee pot, elegant baluster shape with acanthus accented spout, carved rosewood handle and interlaced "RC" or "CR" monogram! This one bears the post 1838 French Minerve or Minerva hallmark, the tiny number "1" within that mark means it's in .950 silver (95% pure and higher than the .925 standard for "sterling" silver). The silversmith mark are, of course, for the House of Odiot, Maison Odiot, founded in 1690 and gained notoriety during the reign of Louis XV and later became purveyors by appointment to King Louis-Philippe and the Royal Family of Orleans.
Odiot, as we know, is a world renowned French silversmith, maker to royalty and known for the finest of the fine (see our added info image for more information on the long and highly lauded history of the House of Odiot). Remember to just hover over or click on the images and they will expand to a much enlarged and more viewable picture. A magnificent piece here, highly rare in beauty, condition and maker. One of two wonderful Odiot pots that we're adding this week, sold separately, different styles but both glorious, don't miss them!
Very good to excellent condition. There are a few faint dimples but no larger dents, damage or repairs that I can see. A darkened spot or two here and there but in rare condition given its age. See pictures for weight and measurements.
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