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Saucer

Factory:
Vienna
Factory director:
Du Paquier period (1718–1744)
Date:
ca. 1730
Culture:
Austrian, Vienna
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
Height: 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm); Diameter: 5 1/8 in. (13 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
The George B. McClellan Collection, Gift of Mrs. George B. McClellan, 1941
Accession Number:
42.205.2
Not on view
A cup with a saucer that has a raised gallery is called a trembleuse, probably because the gallery prevented the cup from falling when the saucer was held by someone with trembling hands. Trembleuses were used primarily for hot chocolate, which was popular among the affluent Viennese, and were a specialty of Du Paquier.
Dr. Paul von Ostermann , Berlin (until 1928; sale, Cassirer und Helbing, October 30–November 2, 1928, no. 405; sold with 42.405.3 to McClellan); General George B. McClellan (1928–42; to MMA)
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