C1835 HUGE Pair of Jacob Petit Vieux Paris Porcelain Perfume Bottles

$425.00 the ravishing pair


A Pair of Restauration period Jacob Petit scent bottles from the second quarter 19th century, with dolphin feet, decorated with garlands of flowers and ribbons, each signed "J.P." on the bottom in underglaze blue. 17 cm tall and 14.5 cm wide. 

Both with restoration to the pierced galleries and stoppers. One with restoration to the foot and the other with restoration to the neck and stopper (not removable), as well as professional restoration to a hairline crack on the shoulder of the bottle.
Provenance: The Estate of Frank Fasullo, New Orleans, Louisiana (after Louis XIV). While Louisiana was sold by Napoleon to the US in 1803, many of the French Creoles continued to buy all their luxuries from France, so there was a substantial amount of Vieux Paris porcelain in New Orleans and the surrounding plantations. Much is still in those original houses. The New Orleans Museum of Art has the best collection of Vieux Paris of any institution. 
Jacob Petit (1796-1868) was a talented porcelain painter who worked for the Sevres factory in France, then opened his own shop. His showroom address in 1834  was 18, rue Basse-Porte-St Deis, and in 1835 he moved to 18, and later 26 rue de Bondy. These flasks would have been sold at one of these locations, but made at the factory at Bellville. . 

Cf: https://www.proantic.com/en/display.php?mode=obj&id=184756

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