Tag Archives: Petit Palais Paris

Parisian museum Petit Palais

Petit-Palais-entarance-477x347   Above is the  impressive entrance to a museum titled  “ small palace ”, which only becomes small when compared to the monumental Grand Palais, which it stands opposite to. The Petit Palais is located close to the Champs Elysees and houses the Museum of Fine Arts of the City of Paris, and was built for the Universal Exhibition of 1900. The  architect Charles Girault based its design on the forms of a trapezoid and it has an internal garden, with ponds edged with sweeping mosaics and columns.

Aside from the remarkable collections on view inside , the building itself is worthy of a visit The Petit Palais holds a significant collection of nineteenth century French art and one of the largest collection of icons from France. Ancient Greece, Rome and the Renaissance. It has on display a unique collection of art from the Eastern Christian church donated by Roger Cabal. Troubadour, Romantic and Symbolist art along with contemporary works are also present. I put together a collection of mainly decorative pieces from both the permanent collection on display and the archives.

Walter Almeric Helianthus

Walter Almeric – Helianthus

Petit Palais, Paris

Paris Petit Palais

Paris Petit Palais



Capucines  Art Nouveau vase  – Eugene Michel, 1895

Poems De Cristal Exhibition, 2012

 Petit Palais, Paris

1904 Decoeur,-Emile pitcher

Emile Decoeur, pitcher – France

1904 – Petit Palais, Paris

1911 The Resigned

The Resigned  – Joseph Mougin, Nancy and Ernest Wittmann

1911 © Magali Porcel Petit Palais

 Adalebrt Szabo fire screen

 Adalebrt Szabo – Art Nouveau fireplace screen


The Woman with Monkey – Camille Alaphilippe

Sandstone and bronze

1914- height 184 cm

Amazon Henry Cros

Amazon – Henry Cros

Petit Palais, Paris


Paris Petit Palais- interior

Cratere Dionysus Heracles 360BC

Greek cratere -Dionysus Heracles in the Garden of Hesperides.


Bearded mask - Petit Palais Musee

Bearded mask – Petit Palais Musee

Birthwort vase- Circa-1909

Birthwort vase- Circa 1909

Petit Palais, Paris

Emile Galle Vase Petit Palais

Decor De Orchide   Emile Galle


Petit Palais, Paris


Carafe –François Decorchemont,


Celadon Vase-37cm height

Celadon Vase-37cm height

Petit Palais, Paris

Georges Despret,

Georges Despret – Jeumont. Bust of a faun, c. 1900.

Petit Palais, Paris

Di Merlino - Dianne and nympths

Di Merlino – Dianne and the nympths

Petit Palais, Paris

Emile Diffloth1918

Emile Diffloth


Felix Bracquemond Rousseau

Compotier – Felix Bracquemond  1866

Francois Dercorchemont Ginkgo

Ginkgo vase – Francois Dercorchemont, 1913

Petit Palais, Paris

Jean Carriès,-1892Drip glaze vase – Jean Carriès,- 1892

Petit Palais, Paris


Deruta Assiette creuse – 1537


Adrien Dalpayrat (1844-1910)

Ceramic spherical art nouveau twin handled vessel. This piece is from the Musée de l île de France


Musee Petit Palias

Henry Cros ceramic vessel

Vase “Les Métaux” -Henry Cros

Photo Roger Viollet


Lidded Japanese Imari  bowl 1902

Petit Palais, Paris

Jardiniere Carrier Auguste Rodin

The Planter of the Titans 

The vase has been attributed to Albert Carrier-Belleuse and the base of four  Atlanteans and their Michelangelesque poses attributed to  Auguste Rodin

Petit Palais, Paris


Le Festin de Didon et d’Enée – 1530

© Phillipe Ladet Petit Palais  Photo – RogerViollet

 Madame Blanchard-G-Desvallières


 Madame Pascal Blanchard at a party (1903) – George Desvallières

Petit Palais, Paris

Muller Frères - pitcher

Muller Frères – pitcher

Petit Palais, Paris

Dalpayrat vase-437x774

A Pierre Adrien Dalpayrat vase which was presented at the Universal Exhibition of 1900.

( http://chemindetables.over-blog.com/ )

Penelope - Antoine Bourdelle

Penelope – Antoine Bourdelle

Petit Palais

Perfume bottle and cap

Perfume bottle and cap – Maurice Marinot


Petit Palais Art Nouveau staircase

Petit Palais Art Nouveau staircase

Ugolin statue by Jean Baptiste Carpeaux


Petit Palais mosaic courtyard – Paris, France


Judgment of Paris – Pierre Adrien Dalpayrat

Glazed stoneware design for Limoges

Petit Palais


Pine Cone goblet – Rene Lalique

Petit Palais

Portrait of Sarah Bernhard

 Portrait of Miss Sarah Bernhardt ( looking nonchalant ) – Georges Henri Clarin

1876 – Petit Palais

Reliquary of the True Cross

Reliquary of the True Cross – Circa 1170-1180

Petit Palais


Fame  – River Theodore Louis Auguste, Toulouse

Petit Palais

Silence-or-Immortality Georges Henri Lemaire

Immortality  – Georges Henri Lemaire

Lapis lazuli, agate, jasper, opal and gold – Paris 1900 Collection

1905 – Petit Palais

The Hurdy Gurdy

The Hurdy Gurdy – ceramic figurine

Tiffany Louis Comfort

Louis Comfort Tiffany ceramic bowl

Vallombrosa, Henri

Henri Vallombrosa ceramic bottle with white craquelure glaze.

Petit Palais

Dalou Triumph of the Revolution

Jules Dalou  – Triumph of the Revolution

Petit Palais

Jean forain_2011

Musee Petit Palais advertising banner for Jean Louis Forain exhibition 2011

Jacob Petit Mamenluck

Jacob Petit  – Mameluke Mantel clock

The porcelain figure of the Mameluke horseman was inspired by a work by Debucourt,The Retreating Mameluke.

Petit Palais

Albert Louis Dammouse 1927

Albert Louis Dammouse 1927

The son of porcelain painter at the Sèvres factory, Albert Dammouse trained at the Ecole Nationale des Arts Décoratifs and the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts.

Musee Petite Paris

Musee Petite, Paris

George Andreoli dish - Italy

Gubbio, the workshop of master George Andreoli, Plate with ‘silvia beautiful’, 1531


Emile Gallé, Petit Palais—Vase with lilies and daisies


Pendant-Cascade  – Georges Fouquet & Alphonse Mucha & Charles Desrosiers

Petit Palais – C.1900


Large Hispano Moresque bowl two women in profile on either side of a tree of life

(First half of the 16th century)


Oinochoe with a trefoil shaped mouth-(Circa-500-475-BC)


Plate– Philippe Ladet — Petit Palais archive


Italian Venice pitcher – 1500


Giovanni Baronzio, detail of an angel Rimini school, before 1363. Avignon, Petit Palais




Saint_martin of Tours painting

Saint Martin of Tours




l’Ascension-Gustave-Dore-1879 oil painting of Jesus with angels

‘L’Ascension’ – Gustave Dore



The following art was featured in the recent exhibition – Paris 1900: the city of entertainment


Parisian woman in the Place de la Concorde by Jean Beraud 1890

‘Parisian woman in the Place de la Concorde’ by Jean Beraud  1890




Nature---Alphonse Mucha,-1899-1900

‘Nature’  — Alphonse Mucha






Crystalline glaze Art Nouveau vessel with lid – Sevres, Paris



Red and black sevres vase

Sevres vase




Sevres floral decorated ceramic vase

Sevres vase with red and yellow tulips

Or  Max Laeuger  (see comments below)






André Fernand Thesmar – Mistletoe Cup




All archive photos by Roger Violett

©  Petit Palais’

See the  Petit Palais website here