A FRENCH SILVER-GILT COFFEE POT
MAKER'S MARK OF JEAN-BAPTISTE-CLAUDE ODIOT, PARIS, 1798-1809
Ovoid, on spreading circular foot chased with a band of egg-and-dart and flat-chased with palmettes, the lower body similarly chased and applied at the shoulder with a band of egg-and-dart, the ebonized loop handle with wild mask and acanthus sockets, applied under the dentilated rim with flowerheads, the leaf-clad scroll spout with lion head terminal, the flat hinged cover with palmette bud finial.
8¼in. (22.2cm.) high
Marked on foot, rim and cover, also struck with 1st title and middle guarantee marks for 1809-1819 and with Soviet control marks for 1953-1955
Gross weight 17oz. (524gr.)
Purchased in Moscow in 1956
A Canadian Collector, Christie's, New York, April 19, 1990, lot 68