A porcelain Greyhound and hare by Jacob Petit (French, 1796-1865)
A porcelain standing Greyhound with a hare between its legs by Jacob Petit (French, 1796-1865). Signed on the base â€œJPâ€.
Jacob Petit (French, 1796-1865) was one of the most famous French porcelain manufacturers of the 19th century. He began studying painting at Gros, then left Paris for England which gave him the taste for decorative objects. On his return to France in 1830, he published a book of interior decoration. His greatest interest was though in porcelain. By 1838 he bought Weill Baruch, in Fontainebleau. In 1850, he merged his two factories in Avon, but some years later, in 1862, he retires from Paradise Street PoissoniÃ¨re, transferring its business to one of his workers, Jacquemain.