- Museum number
'Trembleuse' Saucer; soft-paste porcelain; thickly potted, moulded in relief with three prunus sprays; central gallery of circular form; no marks.
- Production date
- 1740 (circa; perhaps)
Diameter: 12.60 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Dawson 1994
The moulding is of a different type from that found on reg. no. Franks.341 and the porcelain was fired at a higher temperature.
Although not as white as some Meissen hard-paste, the saucer is considerably less creamy in tone than much Saint-Cloud porcelain. It may possibly have been made at another French factory.
1) Paris, Musée des arts décoratifs, inv. A9019, D. 13.2 cm, unmarked, firecracked.
2) Paris, with G. Lefebvre, ‘trembleuse’ saucer and cup and cover mounted in silver, which is not contemporary.
3) USA, Birmingham (Ala.), cup and saucer, illus. ‘Porcelain from the Frances Oliver Collection’, Birmingham, 1980, p. 40.
Literature: T. Harrison Tidswell, The Influence of Oriental Porcelain on Western Ceramics, ‘Apollo’, Vol. CX, no. 211, September 1979, fig. 7.
- Not on display
- Chip to rim.
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number