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BOW PORCELAIN WHITE CHOCOLATE CUP

England, c1752

 
together with a

 

SAINT-CLOUD WHITE “TREMBLEUSE” SAUCER

France, c1720-30

 

Bow White Chocolte Cup with Saint Cloud Trembleuse Saucer

 

 

The Bow chocolate cup of beaker shape having two scrolling handles, the front and back with

crisply applied blooming prunus sprigs in the Chinese Dehua (blanc de chine) manner,

the glaze a creamy white;

verso with labels for Stockspring Antiques, London; and Schwartz Collection

 

 resting in a

 

Saint-Cloud white trembleuse saucer, also with a soft creamy glaze,

having a galleried center (to reduce spillage),

surrounded by three molded blooming prunus branches.

 

Although the Bow two-handled cup is English and bears slightly different arrangement

of prunus sprigs than the Saint-Cloud trembleuse saucer,

the creamy glazes and pastes, as well as footrim and trembleuse opening, are quite compatible.

 

Please click individual images or the titles below for the detailed page on each piece
 
 

 

Bow White Chocolte Cup with Saint Cloud Trembleuse Saucer

 

Saint-Cloud White "Trembleuse" Saucer

         France, c1720-30


Bow Porcelain White Chocolate Cup (Beaker Form)

England, c1752

 

 

About White Porcelains

The first white porcelain was produced in China during the Song Dynasty (960-1269 AD). 

It was known as Ding (Ting) ware - a white paste covered with an almost transparent ivory glaze. 

The forms were quite simple, with incised or stamped decoration. 

About the same time, colored glazes were also introduced.
 

These showier glazes, as well as underglaze blue, overtook the simple elegance of white Ding wares.

It was not until the end of the Ming Dynasty, (circa 1685-1644), that kilns in the Fukien province

introduced Dehua wares ("blanc de chine") - a white porcelain with creamy glaze. 

The majority of the forms were small figures, bottles, dishes,

and libation cups and beakers. 
 

Upon reaching Europe, these crisply molded cups and beakers became immensely popular -

 and from the late 1600's, imitated in varying pastes and glazes by European manufactories. 

Among the earliest European producers were :

Saint-Cloud, Mennecy and Chantilly in France, Meissen in Saxony (Germany),

and in England, Lund's Bristol, and particularly early Chelsea and Bow.
 

Worcester in England also made white porcelains. 

But unlike Chelsea and Bow, they left very little in the white :

a few small creamboats and sauceboats, 2 drum form teapot forms, some lovely figures -

and a truly spectacular white rococo-molded cistern, inspired by a silver shape.

As Worcester concentrated more on enamel and blue and white decoration, 

there is speculation that the few remaining Worcester white wares might simply be unfinished

- or perhaps somehow flawed.

 

  

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Bow Porcelain White Chocolate Cup together with a Saint-Cloud Trembleuse Saucer

 

 

 

Bow White Chocolate Saint Trembleuse Saucer Bow Porcelain White Cholocate Cup Saint Cloud White Trembleuse Saucer