Have the songs of the sea on your table even when you aren’t using the beach house. Sea life porcelain trompe l’oeil from ceramicist Jacob Petit of France. ca. 1840 or so.

Pair of shell-form vases and covers, naturalistically modeled as upright conch shells applied with frogs and lizards and resting on coral. mid 19th c. French. Porcelain. Maker’s marks: One with a blue “J.P.” mark, the other with a spurious blue crossed swords mark for Jacob Petit. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://onlineonly.christies.com/s/collector-online-english-european-18th-19th-century-furniture-ceramics/two-jacob-petit-porcelain-shell-form-vases-covers-242/100424
Lot 241 | TWO JACOB PETIT PORCELAIN VASES
Pair of vases applied all over with crayfish, lizards, fruit, nuts and shells. One gilt with vine and the other with scrollwork. 19th c. French. Maker’s marks: Blue marks for Jacob Petit. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://onlineonly.christies.com/s/collector-online-english-european-18th-19th-century-furniture-ceramics/two-jacob-petit-porcelain-vases-241/100422

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