- Museum number
'Trembleuse' saucer; soft-paste porcelain; thickly potted with numerous inclusions in the paste, glazed base and partly discoloured foot-rim; ribbed moulding in well of saucer, gallery composed of four curved parts; decorated in underglaze-blue with a stylised scroll and flower pattern on the rim, and with a zigzag motif on the outer edge of the gallery; maker's mark on base.
- Production date
- 1725-1750 (circa)
Diameter: 12.60 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Dawson 1994
The mark on this piece is not dissimilar to an initial M with dots shown by Chavagnac and Grollier¹ and its form and decoration are close to other examples of marked Saint-Cloud porcelain. It is possible that this mark was used by Marie Moreau, widow of Pierre II Chicaneau, between 1718 and her death on 11 March 1743, when she was working at the sister factory (succursale) to Saint-Cloud in the rue ville l'Evêque, faubourg Saint-Honoré, an independent operation.²
1. Chavagnac, comte Xavier de and Grollier, marquis de, ‘Histoire des manufactures françaises de porcelaine’, Paris, 1906, p. 26.
2. Le Duc, Geneviève and Plinval de Guillebon, Régine de, Contribution à l’étude de la manufacture de faïence et de porcelaine de Saint-Cloud pendant ses cinquante premières anées, ‘Keramik-Freunde der Schweiz Mitteilungsblatt’, no. 105, March 1991, pp. 22-3.
Comparable Examples: Limoges, Musée national Adrien-Dubouché, inv. 1213, D. 12.5 cm, acquired from the Gasnault Collections, 1881.
- Not on display
- One part of the gallery chipped.
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Other BM number: FB.9 (Franks reg.no)