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Jean-Baptiste-Claude Odiot

Mustard Pot with the Arms of Count Villoutreys

Artist

Jean-Baptiste-Claude Odiot
Paris 1763 – Paris 1850

Title

Mustard Pot with the Arms of Count Villoutreys

Date

Between 1809 and 1819

Materials

Silver gilt

Dimensions

Mustard pot: 17.6 cm (h.); 8.8 cm (diam.); Spoon: 12.8 x 3 x 2.1 cm

Weight

Weight: 534.8 g (mustard pot and spoon)

Credits

Gift of the Honourable Serge Joyal, P.C., O.C., in honour of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts' 150th anniversary, inv. 2010.767.1-3

Collection

Decorative Arts and Design

This mustard pot bears the arms of Léonard Charles de Villoutreys, the Comte de Villoutreys, equerry to Napoleon in 1806–1807 and then a captain (1807). He was made major (1815) and lieutenant colonel of cavalry (1817) after the Empire fell.

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