- Museum number
'Trembleuse' cup and saucer; soft-paste porcelain; thickly potted; ribbed moulding on body of cup, grooved loop handle and an exceptionally deep foot; moulding is continued on the deep saucer except near the rim and it has a curved gallery in four parts in the centre; both painted in underglaze-blue with stylised flowers alternating with bushes on mounds near the rim; a single blue line around the rim of each and two blue lines with a zigzag around the foot of the cup; the zigzag is crudely repeated on the outside of the gallery; maker's mark on base.
- Production date
- 1725-1750 (circa)
Diameter: 12.20 centimetres (saucer)
Height: 6.20 centimetres (cup)
- Curator's comments
- Dawson 1994
The glaze on the foot of the saucer is wrinkled and does not 'fit', the foot rim on both pieces is discoloured, and the paste contains numerous impurities. Around the handle terminals are the remains of a yellowish substance which may be bedding material. The quality of this piece is markedly inferior to that of reg. no. Franks.336.
Comparable Examples: Sèvres, Musée national de Céramique, inv. 13404, (mark includes H), 13400 868 (mark includes F), 22428.
- Not on display
- Cup cracked and rim chipped in two places; rim of saucer chipped.
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Residue of the bequest of the late D.A. MacAlister Esq., given in 1971 to complement the MacAlister gift of 1959.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number