ANTIQUE MUSEUM QUALITY JACOB PETITE, PORCELAIN DE PARIS, FRANCE, HAND PAINTED circa 1790 - 1862
This Antique is one one of the most important pieces from the Paris Porcelain workshop of the famous Jacob Petite, a SEVERS ARTISAN of notable recognition. Jacob Petite began his own Paris workshop circa1790 - 1862 in France, where he displayed his lavishly decorative and imaginative work. Highly sought after by Parisian connoisseurs during the 1800's, these pieces superbly decorated, became French treasures of unparalleled artistic decoration and continue, (almost 200 years later), to be much sought after by knowledgeable French Porcelain and Severs connoisseurs of today.
This one piece ink pot with pen tray, is most highly recognizable for it's stunning color pallet of amaranth purple, acid green, pink, orange, blue and black with copious amounts of gilding . Delightfully imaginative, this work of a wonderfully detailed serpent ink -pot is creative fantasy at it's very best, very French ...pure Jacob Petite.
Biography: A French painter and ceramicist of the early 1800's, he began his formidable career at SEVRES. Eventually leaving SEVRES, he began his own studio known for innovative and imaginative design , soon hiring 200 craftsmen for his factory. His earliest and most famous pieces were ink - pots. These beautiful wares marked by his initials JP in blue and the tell tale, back spot, imaginatively celebrated form over function sometimes with great amusement....
Museum quality antique signed and with black spot, it is a rare and superb work of extraordinary artistic imagination. This is an investment grade of work. .
Condition: Mint, no cracks, repairs or breaks. ...Pen tray and Ink -Pot are one piece
Size: approx: 12" length x 6 1/4" height x 8 1/2" depth