Marked for export, by Odiot. the deservedly famous Parisian House of silver craftsmanship with contracts to produce for the Russian Tsar and the Egyptian Pasha. This cup has a distinct Renaissance style in the manner of it's decoration, and it's shape. Multiple textures characterize the piece, achieved with hand chasing rather than guilloche methods. The elevated base is surrounded with one fabulous rocaille. One tier above is another encircling rocaille interrupted with large oval beads. The stem has three sections, each with a central shell form decoration, acanthus leafs, beads and strapping. The bowl of the cup is is fluted and textured, with a large rim. Very unusual and truly beautiful cup, fabulous addition to a collection! You won't find many of these.