A FRENCH SILVER-GILT TEAPOT
MAKER'S MARK OF CHARLES-NICHOLAS ODIOT, PARIS, 1819-1838
Circular, on spreading circular base with band of stiff leaves, the shoulder with further stiff leaves and a band of laurel, with fluted rim, the lion's mask spout issuing from water leaves, the wood scroll handle with stylized foliate joins, the removable cover with wood baluster finial, the side and cover engraved with armorials, later engraved under the base with Given to Pauline Borghese by Napoleon Bonaparte Nancy F. Merle-Smith, marked under base, on foot, rim and cover, also stamped ODIOT, together with a pierced circular strainer with wirework handle, maker's mark of Jean-Baptiste-Claude Odiot, 1819-1838
6½in. (16.5cm.) high
(gross weight 33oz., 1027gr.)
The arms are those of Borghese. This teapot and the following lot were apparently made as additions to the celebrated Borghese service.