Direct from a Private Chateau in the South of France, A Magnificent 17pc. 19th Century Gold Plated 950 Sterling Silver (Vermeil) Napoleon III Liqueur Serving Set by the World's Premier French Silversmith Jean-Baptiste Odiot, An Ultra Luxurious Addition to any Stately Home, circa late 1890s. Internationally Known Brand, Recognizable Quality, The Ultimate in Luxurious Living, The Essence of A Sophisticated Lifestyle, Odiot Elegance and Quality Historically Reserved for the Kings and Queens of Europe, You Can't Go Wrong Buying Quality, MAGNIFICENT. Maison Odiot, the "House of Odiot", was established in 1690, during the reign of Louis XIV by Jean-Baptiste Gaspard Odiot, considered one of France’s premier silversmiths. Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte gave Jean-Baptiste Claude Odiot, grandson of Jean-Baptiste Gaspard, many prestigious commissions for himself and his family, such as the sacred scepter and sword and the King of Rome's cradle (now on display in the Louvre museum). Immense dinner services were also ordered by Pauline Borghèse (sister of Napoleon Bonaparte), by her mother and by Emperor Napoleon himself.
The Complete Set - 4 Decanters with Vermeil Base and Vermeil Bobbin, 12 Vermeil Shot Glasses and Serving Platter with Vermeil Border and Decanter Holders. Each of the 4 decanters with vermeil base and bobbin, measures roughly 22.50cm. in height, is 7.50cm. across at its widest point and they have an average weight of 485 grams. Each is also stamped on the underside “Mon. Odiot, Prevost & Cie 5014” and each bears the French Government's Head of the Minerva 1 hallmark certifying a minimum of 950 sterling silver in addition to the "Odiot Prevost" sterling silver manufacturer's hallmark. Each of the 12 vermeil shot glasses with glass inserts (1 glass insert is missing) is stamped on the underside “Mon. Odiot” and is stamped with the "Odiot, Prevost & Cie" manufacturers sterling silver hallmark as well as the French Government’s Head of the Minerva 1 hallmark certifying a minimum of 950 sterling silver. Each measures approximately 5.00cm. high, is 5.50cm. across to the end of the handle and weights 56 grams.
The Serving Platter with vermeil (gold plated 950 sterling silver) border, decanter holders and serving handles; is stamped on the lower border “Mon. Odiot, Prevost & Cie 5014”. It is also stamped with the "Odiot / Prevost & Cie" manufacturer's sterling silver hallmark as well the French Government’s Head of the Minerva 1 hallmark certifying a minimum of 950 sterling silver. It measures approximately 47.00cm. in length to the end of the handles, 33.00cm. across at its widest point and weights 3,806 grams without the decanters and shot glasses and 6,413 grams with the decanters and the shot glasses.
Odiot - 17pc. Napoleon III Antique Guilded 950 Sterling Silver Serving Set
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