A Charles X period ormolu mounted Jacob Petit porcelain mantel clock
A Charles X period ormolu mounted Jacob Petit porcelain mantel clock

JACOB PETIT (1796-1865)

A Charles X period ormolu mounted Jacob Petit porcelain mantel clock

c. 1825 France

Offered by Mayfair Gallery Ltd.

£6,500 gbp
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The central circular dial surrounded by an ormolu foliage wreath, the outer porcelain case parcel gilt and florally decorated on black ground, raised on a similarly decorated base

Jacob Petit was one of the most famous porcelain artists of the 19th Century. After travelling extensively in Europe, he returned to France and established a porcelain manufactory in Sèvres by 1830. When his business expanded, he moved to a rented factory in Fontainebleau in 1834 and by 1838 was already offering highly-prized ornamental objects to a distinguished clientele. His work was an innovative fusion of Neoclassical, Rococo, and Romantic elements blending complex motifs and sculptural forms using a lively and distinctive palette. He is generally credited with the introduction of Rococo to the Parisian porcelain production in 1834, which was a radical break from the prevailing Neoclassical fashion.
Dimensions
Height 36.00 cm (14.17 inches)
Width 18.50 cm (7.28 inches)
Depth 10.00 cm (3.94 inches)
Stock Code
14422
Medium
Porcelain, ormolu (gilt-bronze)
Signed/Inscribed
Marked to the underside 'J P'
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