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Trembleuse cup and saucer: C.1 & A-2006

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Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Trembleuse cup and saucer


Factory: Saint-Cloud Porcelain Manufactory




Soft-paste porcelain, moulded, and painted underglaze in blue

Soft-paste porcelain, moulded, and painted underglaze in blue; thickly potted, but highly translucent. The cup stands on a footrim and has deep curved sides, flaring slightly towards the rim. The lower two-thirds of the sides are gadrooned, and the loop handle has a vertical depression running down the centre. The plain upper part is decorated with nine lambrequins, made up of scrolling foliage and strapwork with pendants, and round the outside of the footrim there is horizontal band, with below a band of zigzags and spots. The circular saucer stands on a footring, and has shallow curved sides, moulded internally with gadooning which encircles the raised trembleuse ring to take the foot of the cup. The inside is decorated en suite with the cup. The outside has a band of zigzag and spots round the rim, and two circles round the footring.


History note: Kate Foster Ltd., 17 Ryder Street, London, SW1Y 6PY, from whom purchased on 26 January 1977.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Miss Hermione Hammond

Place(s) associated

  • Saint-Cloud ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2006-01-30) by Hammond, Hermione France Etheldreda


Louis XV
Circa 1720 CE - 1740 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt-blue ( underglaze)
Saucer Diameter 12 cm Height 2.6 cm
Cup Height 6.5 cm Width 9.2 cm
Both Together Height 7.5 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: t is raised

  • Text: StC/T
  • Location: On base of both pieces, off-centre on the saucer
  • Method of creation: Painted underglaze in blue
  • Type: Factory mark
  • Text: 242./ST CLOUD/£175
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in blue biro
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: rectangular label

  • Text: Kate Foster Ltd/Guaranteed/Genuine
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1 & A-2006
Primary reference Number: 125955
Entry form number: 638
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 12 August 2016 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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