Another Truly Magnificent, 19th Century, 189 pce., Vermeil (Gold Plated Sterling Silver) Flatware Set by One of the World's Premier Silversmiths "Jean-Baptiste Odiot "
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Another Truly Magnificent, 19th Century, 189 pce., Vermeil (Gold Plated Sterling Silver) Flatware Set by One of the World's Premier Silversmiths "Jean-Baptiste Odiot "

Each Stunning Piece in this Spectacular Set is made by Hand  and Includes An Amazing Assortment of 9 Serving Pieces and the Original 5-Tiered, Custom Made Wood Storage Chest.

The Top Tier with the Dinner Forks and Tablespoons !!

The Dinner Knives and Crab Clay / Lobster Scissors !!

The Cake / Pie Forks and Serving Pieces !!

The Dessert / Luncheon Spoons and Forks and the Teaspoons !!

The Dessert Knives with Sterling Blades, the Luncheon Knives and Serving Pieces !!

The Cake / Pie Forks and Serving Pieces !!

The Odiot Stamp on the Inside of the Chest Cover !!

The Noble Crest Engraved on the Brass Plate on the Top of the Chest !!

The Grace, Style and Sophistication of 19th Century "Mason Odiot", Privately Commissioned, Made by Hand  and Includes an Stunning Assortment of 9 Serving Pieces - You Can't Go Wrong Buying Quality !!

The Tart / Pie Server - MAGNIFICENT !!

Amazingly Intricate Workmanship Throughout !!

The Large Serving Spoon and Dessert Server !!

The Stunning Soup / Stew Serving Ladle !!

The Elegant Serving Fork !!

The Two Sauce / Gravy Ladles !!

The Cake / Pie Serving Knife !!

The Crab Claw / Lobster Scissors !!

The House of Odiot, Recognized the World Over as The World's Undisputed Leading Manufacturer of  Stunning Vermeil Pieces of Unparalleled Luxury and Quality !!  

A Worthy Addition to the Family Treasure,  Internationally Known Brand, Recognizable Quality, Absolutely Luxurious !!

The Dinner Fork and Dinner Knife !!

The Dessert Knife with Sterling Silver Blade and Dessert Fork !!

The Table Spoon and Dinner Fork !!

The Elegant Cake / Pie Fork !!

The Odiot "Hallmark" on the Dinner Knife Blades !!

The French Government & Odiot "Hallmarks" on the Sterling Silver Blade of the Dessert Knife !!

The Odiot Hallmarks on the Vermeil Blade of the Cake / Pie Fork !!

The Noble Crest on the Underside of Each of the Pieces !!

Jean-Baptiste Odiot  - 1822

The House of Odiot was founded in 1690 and for over three centuries the company of silversmiths has maintained it's fabulous tradition of creating masterpieces in precious metals - primarily silver and gold.  Through subsequent generations it has devoted itself to the same task, handing down a heritage of work, intelligence, honor and renown.  For five generations the firm has been silversmiths to the Kings and Queens of Europe as well as Presidents and Emperors around the world. Today the firm is ranked amongst the best silversmiths in the world.

All their items are of a rare luxury.  However, the greatest jewel of all was created in 1854 for Said Pacha, The Vice-King of Egypt who ordered a set of three thousand items, the majority of them in gold, for the concession he granted to Ferdinand de Lesseps for the construction and exploitation of the Great Canal.  The set cost nearly 2 million dollars. 

Each of These magnificent pieces in this set has both the French State's "Head of the Minerva-1" hallmark certifying a minimum of 950 sterling, and The House of Odiot hallmark. They are of extremely high quality and were manufactured during the early 1800s when some of the most elaborate and elegant French silver pieces were made.  The quality and workmanship are impossible to duplicate today and there are no monograms on any of the pieces.  The set is in EXCELLENT condition, although the exterior of the chest is a bit beat up and there is some damage to the locking mechanism. 

The Noble Family's crest is mounted on each of the pieces and it looks like the chest has had some sort of judicial Seal placed on it a one time as there are still remnants of the sealing wax on the top and side of the chest - adding to the intrigue of the set.  The set contains the following (all weights and measure approximate):

36 Dinner Forks 21.00 cm. 83 grams
36 Dinner Knives - one with gold plated blade 25.50 cm. 81 grams
18 Tablespoons 21.70 cm. 83 grams
15 Dessert / Luncheon Forks 18.50 cm. 54 grams
15 Dessert Spoons 18.70 cm. 50 grams
15 Dessert Knives - Sterling Silver Blades 21.00 cm. 57 grams
15 Luncheon Knives - Acier Blades 21.50 cm. 53 grams
15 Tea Spoons 15.00 cm. 24 grams
15 Cake / Pie Forks with Vermeil Prongs 21.70 cm. 68 grams
1 Large Cake / Pie Server with Vermeil Blade 31.30 cm. 195 grams
1 Large Stew / Soup Serving Ladle 33.50 cm. 238 grams
2 Gravy / Sauce Serving Ladles 20.60 cm. 101 grams
1 Large Tart Server 27.00 cm. 209 grams
1 Custard / Dessert Serving Spoon 20.70 cm. 73 grams
1 Large Serving Spoon 27.80 cm. 116 grams
1 Large Serving Fork 27.80 cm. 116 grams
1 Pair of Crab Claw / Logster Scissors 16.50 cm. 67 grams
1 Custom Made Wood Storage Chest - 53cm. X 32 cm. X 26.5 cm.     

A Worthy Addition to the Family Treasure,  Internationally Known Brand, Recognizable Quality, Absolutely Luxurious !!

Amazing Detail and Craftsmanship Typical of 19th Century French Aristocracy !!

Gold and Silver - The Ideal, Pragmatic, Wealth Protecting Investment in This Current Economic Environment !!


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