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Jacob Petit Schneeballen Vase

This is a rare porcelain vase made by Jacob Petit of France in the early to mid 19th century. It is a nice shape and the outside is decorated with what is known as the Schneeballen motif - lots of small flowers all over the vase. On top of the flowers are some gold vines with leaves and two birds. The top inside has a fancy gold trim that is changing all around each section being a bit different. The piece is marked with the crossed swords in underglaze blue - a mark he sometimes used which I have shown a picture of another piece with both his marks on it. The vase is 7.125 inches tall and 5.5 inches in diameter. It is in great display condition with some issues as is always the case with these fancy pieces. Some of the blossoms have damage but that's not bad at all, the gold vines are missing pieces and some of the gold leaves are chipped. One of the birds is missing its head and the other bird was broken off and reattached but is a bit loose. He is missing his beak, has a little damage to his head, a wing was off and a piece of the tail corner is missing. It all sounds worse than it is as it really displays quite nicely and could easily be fixed if need by by a good restorer! This type of fancy Schneeballen ware is quite hard to find and a must have in any collection! Please email me for more information or other pictures.

Price is $399
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