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    Sale 2767

    Catalogue I. Dutch and Foreign Silver, Objects of Vertu and Judaica. Catalogue II The Wttewaall Silver Collection

    10 December 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 68

    A fine set of two Dutch Parcel-Gilt double salt-cellars and two single salt-cellars en suite


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    A fine set of two Dutch Parcel-Gilt double salt-cellars and two single salt-cellars en suite
    Mark of Daniel Pijzel, The Hague, 1807
    Each with rectangular plain base and on four shell feet, each stem shaped as entwined dolphins supporting double and single shell-shaped salt basins, each gilt inside, marked under bases
    15 cm. long and smaller
    1190 gr. (4)

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    This distinctive model of salt-cellar are based on an 1806 design by Adrien-Louis-Marie-Cavelier (see J.-M. Pinçon and O. Gaube de Gers, Odiot, l'Orfévre, 1990, p. 93). It was used and adapted first by Jean-Claude Baptiste Odiot and later his son Charles Nicholas, becoming one of the firm's most popular designs. Odiot also used entwined dolphins on a tureen, circa 1808, and on silver-gilt sauceboats of 1806 which formed part of the service made for Madame Mére, Laetitia Bonaparte (op.cit., pp. 72 and 117).

    A set of four double salts by Odiot, similar to the present examples, were sold in the Partridge Collection, Christie's New York, 17 May 2006, lot 196, while a Dutch set of two double and four single salts form part of an extensive table-service presented to Mr. I.J.A. Gogel in 1803-1804 and which is now preserved in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

    A pair of identical single salts is in a private Dutch collection (see Pijzel-Domisse, et al., Haags goud en zilver, Zwolle, 2005, p. 205, ill 163, p. 258, no. 71.)

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