Trembleuse Saucer, Saint-Cloud, soft paste porcelain, c.1710-30

 

This Saint-Cloud trembleuse saucer, with its gadrooned moulding, mirrors the ornate Baroque gold and silver creations of artisans working in precious metals in Europe during the late Seventeenth and early Eighteenth Centuries. The outer edge is painted in underglaze blue with a border of alternate flowerheads and flowering plants on a narrow diaper trellis band. The underside rim and that of the well are both painted with a dentil border, and the edge of the footrim is painted with two narrow blue bands.

Unmarked.

Provenance: With Christie's; an English Private Collection.

Condition: No chips, cracks or restoration.

Dimensions: Diameter 14 cm

Discovering the Secrets of Soft-Paste Porcelain at the Saint-Cloud Manufactory, c.1690-1766, Bertrand Rondot, Ed. (BGC / Yale, 1999).

 

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