Surprise your guests with soup tureens that don’t look like they have soup in them. Trompe l’oeil from ceramicist Jacob Petit of France. ca. 1840 or so.

Pair of cabbage shaped tureens and stands with the the cabbage shape having been decorated with vertical bands of leaves decorated in bright colors. ca. 1845. Rococo/Neoclassical fusion. French. Jacob Petit, maker. Maker’s marks: Signed Petit on the underside. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/tureens/pair-of-jacob-petit-tureens-stands/id-f_697986/
Basket-form tureen filled with fruits and vegetables, with a crayfish finial. mid 19th c. French. Maker’s marks: Blue J.P. marks. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://onlineonly.christies.com/s/collector-online-english-european-18th-19th-century-furniture-ceramics/three-jacob-petit-trompe-loeil-tureens-covers-240/100421
Pair of cauliflower-form tureens with crayfish finials. mid 19th c. French. Maker’s marks: Blue J.P. marks. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://onlineonly.christies.com/s/collector-online-english-european-18th-19th-century-furniture-ceramics/three-jacob-petit-trompe-loeil-tureens-covers-240/100421
Rabbit or hare motif covered box tureen. mid 19th c. French. Jacob Petit, maker. Maker’s marks: Faint blue “JP” mark to unglazed base. Image © 1998-2020 Ruby Lane, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.rubylane.com/item/586567-RL-0002090/Antique-19th-century-Paris-Porcelain-Jacob?gclid=CjwKCAjw2dD7BRASEiwAWCtCb2YL7FJmD7DCyTHyOrwKhU52KuCsvGpBS6_GhuI-RXwkUUbogwDwBxoCDK8QAvD_BwE

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