Antique Charles X to Napoleon III era ODIOT marked French sterling silver tete-a-tete or solitaire sized coffee or tea pot with ornate Aesthetic movement styling, pear shaped body and ebonized carved wood handle! A lovely piece, about medium sized where French pots are concerned, it stands a total of 7 3/4" tall at the handle, is 7" wide from handle to spout and holds 20 fluid ounces. More of a tete-a-tete size, meant for two. The floral finial, lid and body all bear the French Minerve or Minerva hallmark, the tiny number "1" within those marks means they're in .950 silver (95% pure and higher than the .925 standard for "sterling" silver). The silversmith marks are for the world renowned Maison ODIOT and date between 1825-1894. A charming piece!
Very good condition. Possibly a tiny dimple or two but, as you can see, there are no larger dents to note. There are some slightly darkened patches to the exterior. See pictures for weight and measurements.
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Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European
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