ARTIST / MAKER: Gustave Odiot (maker)
DATE: ca. 1880 (made)
PLACE: France (made)
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: Silver, carved fruitwood handle

This French silver teapot was made by Gustave Odiot, the grandson of Jean-Baptiste Claude Odiot, one of the most important and influential Parisian silversmiths who produced lavish neo-classical pieces for Napoléon and European aristocratic families. Although the last to direct his family’s silversmithing firm, Gustave Odiot supplied silver to the Tsar of Russia, and received the largest commission in the history of the Odiot firm, a 3,000 piece solid gold service for the Viceroy of Egypt Saʿīd Pasha.