Trembleuse Saucer, Saint-Cloud, soft paste porcelain, c.1700-15


This early Saint-Cloud trembleuse saucer is decorated with Bérainesque ornaments in underglaze blue. 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.

Sun face mark to the base in underglaze blue.

Provenance: An English Private Collection.

Condition: There are a couple of small chips to the rim edge, and a flat chip to the underside rim. There are minor firing flaws on the base, typical of early porcelain production. These include a tiny clay tear, evidence of glaze crawl, and grit adhesion.

Dimensions: Diameter 12.2 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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