Pair of porcelain bottles attributed to Jacob Petit

Attributed to Petit, Jacob (French, 1797-1868)


Finely crafted from parcel gilt porcelain, each green-ground bottle in this charming pair features a delicately painted genre scene typical of the celebrated Jacob Petit.


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Each porcelain bottle in this pair features a square shaped body, the body raised by a highly ornate waisted socle and flared foot. Each bottle culminates in a narrow, rectilinear neck topped by a broad, domed lid. The vibrant green-ground porcelain throughout is profusely gilt and encrusted: the socle and foot below are heavily gilt and wrought with Rococo style forms, such as scrolled rocaille-like pierced foliage. The shoulder of each is set with a pierced gilt porcelain frieze, while the body is adorned with gilt scrolling, foliate forms.

The front and reverse of the body of each bottle is painted with an interior genre scene in the 17th Century manner: one bottle depicts two moments from the life of well-heeled people, wherein superbly dressed ladies are courted by charming suitors, while the other bottle depicts life in a more regular household, with a family gathered together.

Based on the style and manner of decoration of the bottles, as well as their superb quality, the pair can be attributed to Jacob Petit.


Artist / Maker
Attributed to Petit, Jacob (French, 1797-1868)
Country of Origin
Date of Manufacture
19th Century
19th Century
Gilt, Porcelain
Gold, Green, Multi-coloured


22.5 cm / 8.7 inches
9 cm / 3.5 inches
6 cm / 2.4 inches


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