Jacob Mordecai, who later became known as Jacob Petit, was born in Paris in 1796 and after studying art, was employed by the porcelain factory at Sèvres as a painter in 1822. With his brother Mardochée he bought a porcelain factory in Fontainebleau in 1830, which he named using his own first name and his wife's last name of Petit, creating the name by which he became known. He later opened a workshop in Paris. By 1839 Jacob Petit employed about 200 craftsmen and was enjoying great success. He manufactured decorative ornamental items such as statuettes, inkwells, vases, perfume bottles and clocks, and for decoration he favoured light colours such as pale pink, light green and mauve, together with black and gold for contrast. Much of his output were copies of pieces by well known makers such as Sevres and Meissen. Many items were unmarked; those that were marked had the initials "JP" painted to the base in cobalt blue. He died in Paris in 1868.
A French rococo style blanc de chine scent bottle, circa1840s, with maker's mark of Jacob Petit, the mallet shaped bottle with a tapering neck and waisted foot elaborately embellished all over in the rococo manner with scrolls, shields and volutes, the top
An H&R Daniel plate, a D&Co Limoges plate and a Jacob Petit porcelain scent bottle, a floral and moulded H&R Daniel plate in 'Mayflower' pattern 4632, 1822-1846; an exquisite oyster and seaweed plate by R. Delinieres & Co Limoges France circa 1885; and a J
A 19th century, Jacob Petit, gilded and painted, pot-pourri jar and cover, c.1820 Upon 4 lion paw feet having various panels of flowers upon the concave sides and with canted corners and gilded friezes. Underglaze blue painted mark on base, 'JP.'. Height 2
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