Olier & Caron Teaspoon Pattern Identification

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Olier & Caron Teaspoon Pattern Identification

Postby silverly » Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:16 pm

This spoon has the first standard silver quality mark and I'm curious about the identity of the pattern. Image Image

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Re: Olier & Caron Teaspoon Pattern Identification

Postby JayT » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:15 pm

This is a Louis XV style pattern. I don’t know the name.

Unlike US manufactureres in the nineteenth century, French makers did not make a vast array of patterns, and didn’t give them fanciful names. Usually they just called them by the period the pattern was meant to evoke. Thus every manufacturer had at least one Louis XV style pattern in their catalogue (the most popular), an Empire style pattern, Renaissance, etc., and called them that, sometimes with a number.

A reprint of O&C catalogue pages I have has two Louis XV style patterns - alas not this one - each called Louis XV and a number.

Sorry can’t be more help; maybe someone with a complete O&C catalogue can tell you more. Good luck in your ongoing research.

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Re: Olier & Caron Teaspoon Pattern Identification

Postby silverly » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:47 pm

Thank you for your amazing insight. I don't think I'll look any further.

Pat

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Re: Olier & Caron Teaspoon Pattern Identification

Postby JayT » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:56 pm

You’re welcome. Wouldn’t call what I have insight, just practice!

O&C were the successors of Henri Soufflot, keeping many of Soufflot’s patterns, so you might run across yours in a Soufflot catalogue someday.


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