France, c1720-30




In soft paste, the deep round saucer with a soft creamy glaze,

having a galleried center (to reduce spillage),

surrounded by three molded blooming prunus branches,

in the Chinese Dehua (blanc de chine) manner;


Condition : Excellent


Shown below also with a Bow White Chocolate Cup (Beaker)


Note : The Bow White Chocolate Cup

Although the Bow two-handled cup is English and bears slightly different arrangement of prunus sprigs,

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

A pair of Saint-Cloud cups and saucers with identical sprigging, dated 1720-30,

 sold Bonhams New Bond, European Ceramics, 2010.


1.25" High x 5-1/8" Wide


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( 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










Bow Porcelain White Chocolate Cup, England, c1752



Bow Porcelain White Chocolate Cup

England, c1752



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Saint-Cloud White "Trembleuse" Prunus Sprigged Saucer, France, c1720-30 


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