Paris, circa 1870
Maker’s mark of Gustave Odiot
Height of tea urn: 63 cm, 24.8 in.
Width of tray across handles: 80 cm, 31.4 in.
Weight: 22,860 g, 735 oz
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Comprising of a tea urn, coffee pot, teapot, covered sugar bowl, cream jug and waste bowl. Each piece with a cast and applied band of a fantastical scene of Poseidon, Amphitrite, and their children abreast of dolphins. The looping handles terminating in cornucopia. The finials formed as a floral spray.
Hallmarked to the underside of each piece and to the covers. The interiors of the waste bowl, sugar and cream with original gilding. The tray with a beaded and acanthus border again with looping handles terminating with cornucopia. The flat surface chased and engraved with vitruvian scrolls. The centre with a monogram.