Jacob Petit (1796-1865) was one of the most famous porcelain artists of the nineteenth century. After travelling extensively in Europe, he returned to France and established a modest porcelain manufactory in Sèvres by 1830. He expanded to a workshop in Fontainebleau in 1834 and by 1838 was offering highly prized ornamental objects.
His work was an innovative fusion of Neo-classical, Rococo, and Romantic elements blending complex motifs and sculptural shapes with a lively and distinctive palette. He is generally credited with the introduction of the rococo style to Paris porcelain in 1834, which was a radical break with the prevailing neoclassical mode.
De Plinval de Guillebon, Regine Porcelain of Paris 1770 - 1850, (Lausanne, Switzerland) 1972, Fig. 78