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An image of Cup and socketed saucer (gobelet et soucoupe enfonce) by Sèvres

Sèvres

(France 1756 – )

Title
Cup and socketed saucer (gobelet et soucoupe enfonce)
Year
1771
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions

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:

a - cup; 8.6 x 10.7 x 8.7 cm

b - saucer; 4.1 x 15.2 cm

Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.184.a-b
Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

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.

Bibliography (1)

Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 104 (colour illus.). cat.no. 138