Maison Odiot

Maison Odiot

The firm of Odiot, originally founded in Paris in 1690, traded in silver and gold vessels but it was only in 1720, in the reign of Louis XV, when Jean-Baptiste Gaspard Odiot became a manufacturing silversmith. The tradition passed from father to son until 1785 when the celebrated Jean-Baptiste Claude Odiot became a Master and the wealth and fame of the firm really came to the fore when he became silversmith to the court of the Emperor Napoleon I where he developed the Empire Style. His son, Charles Nicholas Odiot, continued the tradition of royal goldsmith and was purveyor by appointment to King Louis-Philippe. In turn his son, Gustave Odiot, the last family member to preside over the company, later became purveyor by appointment to the Imperial Russian court.

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