St. CLOUD c.1730 – 1750 French Soft – Paste Porcelain
An 18th Century St.Cloud Porcelain Teabowl and Saucer c.1730-1750 in the Style of Chinese Blanc de Chine Porcelain with a Raised Rim For the Teabowl to Fit into the Saucer (Trembleuses). Decorated with Applied Crisp Prunus Sprigs.
In perfect condition.
Diameter : 12.5 cm (5 inches)
Old label to base of the saucer with the number 626
For a White Teabowl and Saucer with Prunus Sprigs See : Discovering the Secrets of Soft-Paste Porcelain at The St.Cloud Manufactory ca.1690-1766 (Edited by Bertrand Rondot, Yale University Press,1999) Page 168, Item 81.
Although St.Cloud Porcelain is often Marked No St.Cloud ‘Blanc de Chine’ is marked, did this Allow the Retailer to Sell it as real Chinese Blanc de Chine Porcelain ?
White Chinese porcelain from Dehua in Fujian is referred to a Blanc de Chine Porcelain in the West. It was especially popular in Europe from about 1680 to 1750. It was extensively copied by European porcelain factories especially at Meissen and St Cloud as well as Bow and Chelsea in England. ‘Trembleuse’ refers to a rim or gallery to stop the cup shaking , it was employed extensively at St.Cloud.