Pair of small vases, Jacob Petit à Paris
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Charming pair of small vases, parfume burners or flowerpicks. The vases are supported by styled baroque dolphins on black bases. The covers have small holes to let the smell of the pot-pourri or parfume evaporate, with a rose on top. Marked J.P. in blue under the glaze. Great condition.
Size: H 20cm with the cover – diameter base 9cm
Literature: Jacob Petit (1796-1868) owned one of the most important and well-known porcelain factories in France, becoming one of the major producers of Rococo ornamental ware during the 1830s. At the 1834 Paris Exhibition, the work of Petit showed his genius for inventing numerous and varied new shapes, revolutionizing the porcelain industry. He was imitated throughout Europe and his name was given to a Rococo Revival style that reflected the many different influences on Petit’s designs.
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