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Trembleuse cup and saucer: C.3 & A-1948

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Current Location: Gallery 28 - Arts of Asia Gallery


Trembleuse cup and saucer


Factory: Saint-Cloud Porcelain Manufactory




Soft-paste porcelain painted in enamels in Kakiemon style

Soft-paste porcelain of creamy tone, moulded thickly, and painted overglaze in blue, green, yellow, red, and black enamels. The cup's rim is scalloped with alternately large and small arcs from which vertical flutes run down to the footring. On one side is attached a rustic loop handle. The edge of the circular saucer is very lightly scalloped with large arcs, and has a scalloped ring round the centre to hold the footring of the cup. Both pieces are decorated in Kakiemon style with rocks, bamboo, flowering plants, and 'banded hedge' or wheatsheaf.


History note: Lord Braybrook; Stanley Woolston, Cambridge. from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Place(s) associated

  • Saint-Cloud ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1948) by Woolston, Stanley


18th Century, Mid
Louis XV
Circa 1735 CE - 1750 CE

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( blue, green, yellow, red, and black)
Saucer Diameter 12.9 cm Height 2.7 cm
Cup Rim Diameter 7.5 cm
Cup Height 7 cm
Cup Handle To Rim Width 10 cm

Materials used in production

Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Soft-paste porcelain of creamy tone, moulded thickly, and painted overglaze in blue, green, yellow, red, and black enamels

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3 & A-1948
Primary reference Number: 82181
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 26 November 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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