Jacob Petit Porcelain Potpourri

  • This charming porcelain potpourri was crafted by the renowned French ceramicist Jacob Petit
  • It features a pierced lid that diffuses the scent of the potpourri or perfume
  • Crafted with an eye for detail, it embodies the quality of artistry of Petit porcelain
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Item No. 31-1700

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This charming porcelain potpourri was crafted by the renowned French ceramicist Jacob Petit, one of the finest porcelain artists of the 19th century. The elegant form is adorned by an elaborate Renaissance-style still life on a green ground, while the ormolu mounts are rendered with precision and artistry. The square form holds ample perfume or potpourri, while the vessel's pierced cover allows the vapors to diffuse. Crafted with an eye for detail, from the pierced gilded relief frieze to the lion' s-head paw feet, this potpourri epitomizes Petit's reputation for superb porcelain.

French hard-paste porcelain produced by Jacob Petit, also known as Jacob Mardochée, was some of the finest of the period. Primarily known for his Rococo-inspired pieces, Petit first worked at the porcelain factory at Sèvres as a painter and later bought a porcelain factory in Fontainebleau in 1830. By 1839, he employed about 200 craftsmen and enjoyed great success, finally settling in Paris in 1863. Petit won rave reviews for his decorative pieces at the 1834 Industrial Exhibition in Paris, where his work was described as novel, bold and original, and was praised for its technical innovation.

Features blue "J.P." monogram mark

Circa 1850

5 3/4" wide x 5 3/4" deep x 8 3/4" high
Jacob Petit Porcelain Potpourri
Maker: Jacob Petit
Period: 19th Century
Origin: France
Type: Vases/Urns
Depth: 5.75 Inches
Width: 5.75 Inches
Height: 8.75 Inches

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