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Porcelain Candlesticks by Jacob Petit

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These stunning Jaob Petit porcelain candlesticks recall the exotic beauty of the Orient

Key Features

  • These extraordinary Jacob Petit porcelain candlesticks are among this maker's most celebrated pieces
  • Featured in the August 2004 issue of Antiques Magazine, the light evoke the wonder of the Far East
  • The New Orleans Museum of Art houses an almost identical pair
  • Circa 1850
  • 22" high

Item Details

  • Height:
    22 Inches
  • Period:
    19th Century
  • Origin:
    France
An extremely rare and outstanding pair of candlesticks by renowned porcelain master Jacob Petit, featured in the August 2004 issue of Antiques Magazine. Portraying two figures representing the exotic Far East, these candleholders are a phenomenal expression of French porcelain artistry. Petit expertly combines meticulous details, such as the figures' beautifully painted costumes and faces, with grand Rococo flourishes like the large gilt-accented foliate torches they bear. Exceptional in size and design, these candlesticks are the absolute pinnacle of Petit's phenomenal work. An almost identical pair resides in the New Orleans Museum of Art. Excellent condition.

Jacob Petit owned one of the most important and well-known porcelain factories in France, and became one of the major producers of Rococo ornamental wares during the 1830s. His highly decorative porcelain was enormously popular in both England and France and has proven to be well made and designed to endure the test of time. At the 1834 Paris Exhibition, he was praised for his genius for inventing numerous and varied new forms, revolutionizing the manufacture of porcelain. His work inspired imitators throughout Europe and his name was even given to a Rococo Revival style.

Circa 1850

22" high

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