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Stunning, Magnificent, Oversized, Antique French Sterling Silver Tray, By Odiot, Circa 1890. 35″ Long

An Absolutely Magnificent, Antique French High Grade Sterling Silver Tray Made In Paris By Royal Silversmith, Odiot.
The Large Oval Tray With A Bead & Acanthus Cast Border, Double Cornucopia Handles Wrapped In Ribbon, And The Surface With Fine & Beautifully Hand Engraved Acanthus, Berried Laurel, And Rosettes, All Surrounding A Beautiful Hand Engraved Foliate Monogram.
HallMarked On The Underside With The French “Mercury” Mark With The “1” Denoting The 950 Standard Of Silver, Which Is Higher Than The Standard 925 For Sterling Silver. Further Stamped ODIOT PARIS And Numbered 1854
35″ x 25.25″ 
320 troy oz. / 9,950 grams
About The Silversmith
The House of Odiot was founded in 1690 by Jean-Baptiste Gaspard Odiot. The House rose to prominence under the extremely talented Jean-Baptiste Claude, Jean Baptiste Gaspard’s grandson. He received many prestigious orders from the Emperor, including Napoleon’s coronation sword and scepter and the Emperor’s campaign dinner service. Odiot was particularly influenced by the antique style and created lavish displays in silver & silver-gilt. Odiot’s reputation spread beyond the Empire to all the courts of Europe.
Charles Nicolas Odiot experimented with electroplating, a new technique he brought back from England in 1824. He worked in the revived rocaille style and by 1825 he was purveyor of silverware by appointment to His Majesty the King Louis-Philippe and to the Royal Family of Orleans. Charles Nicolas was succeeded by his son Gustave who revived the largest order placed with the House of Odiot, 3,000 pieces of solid gold flatware from Saïd Pacha, the Viceroy of Egypt. Gustave went on to become the purveyor by appointment to the court of His Majesty the Tsar.
The House of Odiot still functions today. Their exceptionally rich heritage has enabled the House to continue to produce the highest quality of objects. The preservation of knowledge through the ages and their extensive archives make them unique in their production. An unparalleled collection of patterns, moulds and drawings has enabled the House to produce modern day silverware from the original historic moulds and also develop new designs drawing inspiration from the archives.
Most if not all items are antique or used items, and as such nothing is ‘perfect’, but we always will describe any damage, repair, inscriptions, monograms etc to the best of our ability. Please ask any questions BEFORE purchasing or bidding on any item. All weights & measurements are approximate, but as accurate as possible. Please view all the pictures as they form part of the description. All items are available to inspect, and pick up, at our Manhattan gallery. We do not ship to PO Boxes. We use Fedex Ground shipping, and a signature is required for delivery. Don’t forget we offer free ground shipping anywhere on mainland USA. We ship worldwide. Please contact us for a shipping quote.