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Jacob Petit (1796-1865) was one of the most famous porcelain artists of the Nineteenth Century. After traveling extensively in Europe, he returned to France and established a modest porcelain manufactory in Sèvres by 1830. He expanded to a rented factory in Fontainebleau in 1834 and by 1838 was offering highly prized ornamental objects.
Large Meissen Style Porcelain Handled Vase, 20th c., with integral swirling gilt porcelain handles, with relief putti and overall "schneeballen" flowers, the sides with reserves of putti and the muses of art and literature, on a putti decorated socle support to a shaped lobed relief decorated gilt bronze base, H.- 29 in., W.- 16 1/2 in., D.- 9 3/4 in.
<b>A 19th century English porcelain shaped oval lidded dish</b> <br /> the deeply curved serpentine sides and lid heavily encrusted with sprays of flowers and foliage, the domed lid surmounted by a twisted tree branch with similar decoration, the base raised by the exaggerated shaped sides terminating in many feet, the interior of the base moulded with a compressed scallop shell design, 5 1/2in. (14cm.) high, 10in. (25.5cm.) long, broken and restored. <br />
A Carl Thieme Encrusted Porcelain Pot Pourri Vase and Cover, circa 1870, the pierced and gently domed cover with An elaborate finial as A spray of flowers, on inswept fan pierced shoulders, veiled maiden mask side handles over encrusted fruits and flowers, the front and reverse painted with couples in 18th century costume dallying, on angular tripod legs linked by laurel swags and on A tri-concave flat plinth, blue painted crossed swords mark and T, 37.5cm See illustration
A 19th Century German porcelain two handled pot pourri vase and cover in the rococo manner, the urn shaped body enamelled in colours with floral sprays and encrusted with flowers, the pierced domed cover with floral finial and supported by two figures of putti, 13.5ins high (crossed swords type mark in underglazed blue to base - slightly chipped and damaged)