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Soucoupe: C.3199-1928

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Factory: Saint-Cloud Porcelain Manufactory




Soft-paste porcelain saucer, with applied decoration of three sprays of prunus blossom.

Soft-paste porcelain of creamy tone with applied decoration in relief, and lead-glaze. Circular with curved sides, and raised circular ring in the centre, standing on a footring. Decorated on the interior with three sprays of prunus blossom.


History note: Given to Dr Glaisher by Mr George Stoner in 1918.

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 3 cm
Width: 12.1 cm

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Place(s) associated

  • Saint-Cloud ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


Third quarter of 18th century
Circa 1725 CE - 1750 CE


The prunus decoration was derived from Chinese blanc de chine porcelain from Dehua in Fukien province in southern China

School or Style

Oriental style

Components of the work


Materials used in production

Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Soft-paste porcelain of creamy tone with applied decoration in relief.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3199-1928
Primary reference Number: 74493
Old object number: 4355
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 16 August 2017 Last processed: Tuesday 22 November 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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