- Museum number
'Trembleuse' Cup and Saucer; soft-paste porcelain; handleless cup with ribbed moulding on the body; decorated in underglaze-blue near the rim with a stylised scroll pattern, and with an arcaded pattern on the foot; the saucer has a ribbed moulding and a gallery; painted in a pattern similar to that on the cup; maker's mark on the base.
- Production date
- 1725-1750 (circa)
Diameter: 11.90 centimetres (saucer)
Height: 6.80 centimetres (cup)
- Curator's comments
- Dawson 1994
The glaze does not 'fit' on part of the ribbing, the base and in one area on the rim of the cup.
The cup shape was probably in use at the earliest period of the factory's activity, as an example stamped [‘imprimée en creux’] with the fleur-de-lys mark, mentioned in a document of around 1696 addressed to Monsieur de Pontchartrain by the heirs of Pierre I Chicaneau (see p. 4), can be found in the Musée national de Céramique, Sèvres.¹ However, the decoration suggests a date near the middle of the eighteenth century. The significance of the mark 'S' is unknown.
1. Frégnac, Claude (ed.), ‘Les porcelainiers du XVIIIe siècle français’, Paris, 1964, p. 56. The writer has not examined this piece.
Comparable Examples: Sèvres, Musée national de Céramique, inv. 13404, (mark includes H), 13400 868 (mark includes F), 22428.
Literature: Franks, Sir Augustus Wollaston, ‘Catalogue of a Collection of Continental Porcelain’, London, 1896, no. 336.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number