Stunning Pair of French Hand Painted Ladies Scent Bottles of exceptional quality made by renowned French porcelain maker Jacob Petit. Last quarter of the Nineteenth Century, possibly earlier.
Each central reserve exquisitely hand painted depicting exotic colorful birds in branches on landscape background. The other sides painted with summer flowers and Old Roses, each ending on lavish rococo style scrolling bases.
Height: (entire overall as shown in image one an impressive) 9” (22.5cm). Width: (at widest areas) 4.25" (11cm).
Condition: Superb condition with no losses to porcelain, light wear to gilding at high points. These pieces are typically unmarked. Back and front views are similar, original firm fitting stoppers.
Location: Dublin City, Ireland.
Affordable fixed price Worldwide Store to door shipping.
Jacob Petit Porcelain: French hard-paste porcelain produced by Jacob Petit (b. 1796). Petit worked at the porcelain factory at Sèvres as a painter. With his brother Mardochée he bought a porcelain factory in Fontainebleau in 1830, finally settling in Paris in 1863. The wares he made were of a purely ornamental character; e.g., vases, scent bottles, statuettes, clocks. The high-quality porcelain may have been fired in Limoges. The usual colours are pale pink, light green, mauve, black, and gold. The shapes are idiosyncratic interpretations of the 18th-century rocaille style typical of the popular preference for the neo-Rococo during Louis-Philippe’s reign (1830–48).