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Paris Porcelain Incense Holders Lavishly Decorated, Attributed to Jacob Petit.

Paris Porcelain Incense Holders,

Attributed to Jacob Petit,

Circa 1830.

The pair of  Paris porcelain urns are incense holders with pierced covers.  The dodecagon shaped urns (twelve-sided) are raised on four gilt animal feet and have a gilt band around the raised base.  On two sides of the body are applied gilt male face masks.  The gilt top rim has open-work panels.  The cover with a gilt rim and a large raised opening in the centre and six opening.

The body and cover are lavishly painted with an overall dramatic design on a sienna coloured ground with large colourful flowers in blue, orange, green pink and yellow. On one side is a mythological serpent with a gilt bird head slithers through the flowers.  The underside with a blue ground and painted in the center with a gilt flying insect.

Condition: Excellent.

Dimensions: 7 inches high x 6 inches diameter (Body: 4 1/2 inches diameter).

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