A very rare and delectable porcelain figure from 19th century France attributed to Jacob Petit. This well restored porcelain lady holds a detachable porcelain and velvet pincushion full of air blown glass tipped pins. At her side is rich ormolu foliage and porcelain flowers. At the base of her feet is her ormolu basket with two flowers to the lid which opens to reveal a velvet lined thimble holder and white metal thimble. Housed upon an oval, detachable crimson velvet and stained wood base under its original glass dome...this is a spectacular French treasure indeed. Please thoroughly read our condition report and examine our many images, requesting more if needed.
This wonderful antique 19th century porcelain object is identical to similar decorative pieces by Jacob Petit but we are unable to access the underside of the porcelain base to confirm his maker's mark as it is firmly framed in ormolu and so this is an attribution to him only.
Size: Complete in dome 9.75" high (25 cm). Figure fixed to ormolu base measures 7.5" by 3.75" (19 cm by 9.5 cm). Oval wood base measures 8" by 5.25" by 1" (20 cm by 23.5 cm by 2.5 cm)
Condition: Please note that this glorious example is a survivor as she has been historically damaged and professionally RESTORED quite some time ago. Please do not buy this beauty if you require a perfect example, or would be troubled by restoration. Her head has been restored at her neck. Both lower arms have also been restored. One porcelain flower has been replaced with a plastic version and old animal glue can be seen to the base of some of the flowers where they join their stems. The oval wooden base is a replacement. The original old bubbled glass dome has some two small flakes and minor nibbles to the glass base edges.
She displays beautifully....when will you find another!!!
Shipping: Due to the fragility of this three component antique item (base, figure, dome), she will for ship for FREE via DHL courier service to mainland USA, Canada and mainland Europe. We do not however cover any import taxes, duties or fees. Please supply a telephone number at purchase as this is a requirement of the courier company.
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