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Old Paris Rococo porcelain case clock by Jacob Petit
is a pretty Old Paris porcelain case clock by artisan
Jacob Petit celebrated for his magnificent and desirable
porcelain wares of superior quality and design. The
movement, with silk suspension, strikes a bell on the
hour and 1/2 hour and is signed Hry Marc, Paris, #1092.
The clock runs well and is in very good condition overall
with no evidence of repair; The base is signed ‘J.P.’
in underglaze blue.
Dimensions: 12” high.
Petit (1796-1868) owned one of the most important and
well-known porcelain factories in France, becoming one
of the major producers of Rococo ornamental ware during
the 1830s. Between 1830 and 1850, new manufacturing
techniques evolved that modernized the production process
without sacrificing the craftsmanship of this time-honored
At the 1834 Paris Exhibition, the work of Petit showed
his genius for inventing numerous and varied new forms,
revolutionizing the manufacture of porcelain. He was
imitated throughout Europe and his name was given to
a Rococo Revival style that reflected the many different
influences on Petit’s designs. 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.
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