(France 1756– )
cup 8.6 x 10.7 x 8.7; saucer 4.1 x 15.2 cm diam; combined 9.4 x 15.2 cm diam
The socketed saucer (as distinct from the trembleuse, which is a saucer with a raised rim) was perhaps originally designed for Madame de Pompadour who, before her death in 1764, was the factory’s only recorded client for the shape.
Richard Beresford (England; Australia) (Author), Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 104 (colour illus.). cat.no. 138