Antique French Porcelain Dog a Greyhound Hand Painted by Jacob Petit Circa 1840


An elegant porcelain figure of a greyhound stretched out and relaxing on a fine white porcelain base gilded with intricate rococo style scrolls and shell forms inspired by 18th-century designs.
The collar, nostrils, and, noticeably, the eyebrows are picked out in red.
The muzzle and spots on the coat are painted black.

Dimensions: 6.5″ long x 3″ wide x 3.5″ tall

Condition: Excellent

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Background of Jacob Petit:

Jacques-Émile Petit was a French ceramic artist and entrepreneur who founded a porcelain manufacturing company in the 19th century. He was born in Paris in 1796 and became a prominent ceramic artist in the early 1800s. He is best known for his high-quality porcelain figures and decorative pieces, which were renowned for their intricate details and elegant designs. Petit’s work was influenced by various styles, including Rococo and Neoclassicism, and his pieces are highly prized by collectors today. In addition to his work as an artist, Petit was a successful businessman and one of France’s first porcelain manufacturers to use modern production methods. His company was highly successful during the 19th century, and his pieces are still sought after today.

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