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

Paris Porcelain Incense Holders,

Attributed to Jacob Petit,

Circa 1830.

(Ref: ny8932-lrrx)

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 openings.

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). (17.78cm high x 15.24cm wide x 11.43 deep).

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