An antique Odiot A. Paris silver-on-copper disc-shape lion mask head salt cellar. The salt cellar has 3 cast lion mask head, with very pleasing detail. Founded in 1690, the House of Odiot gained notoriety during the reign of Louis XV with Jean-Baptiste Gaspard Odiot, one of the finest silversmiths of his time. Beginning in 1785, Odiot led the family company: he supplied not only Emperor Napoleon, but also all the important courts of Europe, including the court of Baden. Odiot was commissioned with creating the coronation sword for Emperor Napoleon and modernizing the scepter of Charles the Great for the coronation ceremony. In 1827, he handed down the management of the family company to his son, Charles-Nicolas Odiot (1789–1868).
Base signed ODIOT A PARIS. French late 19th century work.
Height : 11.43cm (4.5in).
Width : 15.24cm (6in).
Gross weight : 550g (19.4oz).
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