Offered for sale is one of the rarest Jacob Petit pieces we’ve ever had. It's a most unusual octagonal-shaped box with lid decorated in the Rococo style so prevalent with this maker. The lid is densely encrusted with a bed of flowers and atop this rests a full size bee painted in jewel tones but also with the coloration of a real bee. The wings and body have been further enhanced with applied glass jewels, making it ridiculously decorative in the most charming manner.
We’ve long collected Jacob Petit pieces for their over the top hand painted artistry and their exuberant decoration, but this one tops them all. The top is in very good condition with restoration to a few flowers. The inside top rim shows white coloring, seemingly for aesthetic reasons and not a repair, but we've left it as is. There is evidence of restoration to a firing flaw to one corner of the base (seemingly restored many years ago) not compromising to the piece.
Size: 6 ½” Diameter by 4 ½” Height.
Jacob Petit Floral Encrusted Octagonal Bee Box