Cruet frame (one of a pair)

Jean-Baptiste-Claude Odiot (French, 1763–1850)
ca. 1817
French, Paris
Silver gilt, glass
15 3/16 × 12 in. (38.6 × 30.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Audrey Love, in memory of C. Ruxton Love Jr., 1978
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Monogram at base of each armorial plaque

Marking: [1] J B C O, a bellows, in a vertical lozenge (maker's mark of Odiot)
[2] Cock and numeral 1, in horizontal octagon (Paris mark for first standard silver, 1809–19)
[3] Fasces (Paris restricted warranty mark for silver, 1809–19)
[4] Head of Minerva, in circle (Paris medium excise mark for silver, 1809–19)
[5] C.F.H. in rectangle (maker's mark)
[6] Lower case gothic h in polygonal reserve (London date letter for 1863–64)
[7] Queen's head (London duty mark)

Location of marks:
[1] inside bottom of .2b, c
[2] on back edge of platform, below top rim of column, on underside of stand of .2a
[3] on one wing of each sphinx and each lion, on one wing of swan of .2a; in foliage of .2b, c; on applied frieze on stand
[4] at top of Leda's drapery, on lower rim of stand at back, on base rim of one large well of .2a
[5]-[7] on back of each armorial plaque

A second unidentified mark in a polygonal reserve has been struck and cancelled next to mark [2] on platform of .2a.
Count Nicholas Demidoff (from 1817–18) ; [ sale, The Anderson Galleries , New York, December 15, 1928, nos. 29-30; each sold for $700 ] ; Audrey B. Love (until 1978; to MMA)