Head of Minerve 1 st titre for 925/1000 French Sterling Silver guarantee
Masterpiece of lightness, delicacy and refinement, this covered naturalist, surprisingly bold for its time, was created by the silversmith Nicolas Cornu in the 18th century. Its fine lace pattern requires manual finishing with lime in order to express the nobility and beauty of sterling silver. No monogrammed.
At the closing of the House Tétard, this model was taken over by the prestigious House Odiot. This model is called "Trianon" in catalogue Odiot. It is very similar to a famous 'Royal' model made by Puiforcat
This pattern is still in production by Odiot, the value of this set today : 5600 euros. Parts, only on order.
Prestigious silversmiths : Tétard Frères 4 rue Beranger in Paris
Specialized in fashionable hollowware, rather than flatware, was an important business-man who received a First class medal at the Universal Exhibition of 1867. Gold medal at the Universal Exhibition of 1889. At the 1931 International Colonial Exposition, Tétard won an outstanding track record: ten medals are awarded to the creators of models and collaborators Odiot
Founded in 1690, the House Odiot won notoriety in the reign of King Louis XV with Jean Baptiste Gaspard Odiot, recognized as one of the best silversmiths of his time.
Charles Nicolas ODIOT be a worthy successor to his father and become the preferred supplier of King Louis Philippe and the Orleans family. He excelled in the rococo style. His son Gustave ODIOT becomes in turn the goldsmith large and powerful. It is he who will carry the largest order ever received that Odiot: no less than three miles covered in gold Said Pasha, viceroy of Egypt. It was he who gets the title of Supplier of the Court of His Imperial Majesty the Tsar. It is the last of a Odiot hold the reins of the company. From father to son, the Odiot will run the company until 1906, a period over two centuries! Since then, henceforth the "House Odiot" continues to keep alive his talent and fame, its mission of excellence and sophistication ...
ODIOT IS A UNIQUE CASE world preservation of an exceptional know-how is based on an unequaled collection of molds and drawings made over the centuries, thanks to prestigious commissions. Signed works Odiot present in the greatest museums in the world attest.
Measures : 7"3 ( 18.5 cm )
Massive, weight : 798 grams
The condition is very good to excellent. Micro-scratches from normal use. A master silversmith made a complete cleaning & polishing. Unusual and rare Trianon pattern, Exceptional in both design and execution, this fabulous set will grace your table and will delight your guests.
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