A Saint-Cloud Trembleuse Saucer, circa 1720

This Saint-Cloud trembleuse saucer, with its gadrooned moulding and underglaze blue painted Bérainesque ornaments, 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 central well intended to hold the cup or beaker, is made of four sections and painted with a dentil design in underglaze blue.

The rim is mounted with a white metal band, engraved as a continuous wreath of tightly-bound leaves.

StCT mark to the base in underglaze blue.

Provenance: With Stockspring Antiques, London; an English Private Collection.

Condition: No damage or restoration.

Dimensions: Diameter 12.4 cm 

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