Lot 184
  • 184

An exceptional French silver ewer, Maison Odiot, Paris, circa 1860-70, chased by Paul Diomede

10,000 - 20,000 USD
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  • marked throughout, stamped on base rim ODIOT A PARIS and engraved DIOMEDE Ciseleur a PARIS
  • silver
  • height 19 1/4 in.
  • 49 cm
body chased with allegorical scenes representing the four seasons, the base applied with fully-modeled reclined Bacchanalian figures attended by putti, a fully-modeled faun with raised cup below the spout chased with a mask, the scrolling foliate handle topped by a draped nymph dangling grapes into the ewer


Designs for this model have been published in A. Fischer, Pattern Book For Jewellers, Gold- and Silversmiths, London 1880-83, p.18 and later in Scientific American Supplement, Vol. XII, No. 229.

Catalogue Note

Paul Diomede also chased the François Henri Pétin surtout de table by Jean-Baptiste Gustave Odiot, Paris, 1867, designed and modeled by Francois Ambroise Germain, sold Sotheby's London, November 29, 2005, lot 64.