Jacob Petit

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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.

Makers Bibliography:

De Plinval de Guillebon, Regine Porcelain of Paris 1770 - 1850, (Lausanne, Switzerland) 1972, Fig. 78

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JACOB PETIT (1796-1865)
A Charles X period ormolu mounted Jacob Petit porcelain mantel clock
The central circular dial surrounded by an ormolu foliage wreath, the outer porcelain case parcel gilt and florally decorated on black ground, rais...
Mayfair Gallery Ltd.
JACOB PETIT (1796-1865)
A Jocob Petit porcelain figure of a Greyhound
A porcelain figure of a recumbent Italian Greyhound, the favourite dog of Catherine the Great.
Kenneth Neame Limited