ST. CLOUD c.1730 – 1750 French Soft-Paste Porcelain
An 18th Century St. Cloud Blanc de Chine Style Porcelain Trembleuses. Decorated with Applied Prunus Sprigs.
Condition: The teabowl with a hair-line crack c.28 mm. The inner rim of the saucer with a filled chip c. 9 x 3 mm and a two glaze chips c. 2 x 2 mm. The rim of the saucer with a shallow chip c.4 x 1 mm. and a two glaze chips c. 2 x 2 mm.
Size: Diameter: 13 cm (5 inches)
References:For a white St.Cloud porcelain 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.
For a similar St. Cloud blanc de Chine cup and saucers with different applied decoration see our `Sold Items` numbers 17718, 17852 and a further example 17962.
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 ? Although the design is Chinese, the `Trembleuses` saucer is a purely European form. 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` the use of a rim or gallery to stop the cup shaking was employed extensively at St.Cloud.