Museum Quality and Rare, Jacob Petite French (circa 1790 - 1862)
This Antique is one of the most important pieces from the Paris workshop (1790- 1862) of the famous Sevres artist Jacob Petite. Highly sought after by Parisian connoisseurs during the 1800's, his 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 highly recognizable for JP's 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: Jacob Petite a French painter and ceramicist, circa early 1800's, began his formidable career at Severs. His earliest and most famous pieces were ink - pots, marked with an under glaze blue JP and the tell tale, back spot.
Rare and of museum quality this is an extraordinary and superb work of extraordinary artistic imagination.
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