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Saucer

Factory:
Saint-Cloud (French, active by 1693–1766)
Date:
ca. 1725–40
Culture:
French, Saint-Cloud
Medium:
Soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
Diameter: 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Gift of Mildred R. Mottahedeh, 1978
Accession Number:
1978.418
Not on view
This beaker, with its saucer, was one of the types of cups used for drinking hot chocolate. Eighteenth-century paintings, prints, and inventories indicate that tall cups, both with and without handles, were often intended for chocolate, especially those accompanied by a trembleuse saucer, which took various forms. In the du Paquier example in this case, the saucer has been made with a high openwork collar securing the cup. In contrast, this Saint-Cloud saucer has been modeled with a lower, solid raised lip that also stabilizes the beaker it holds.
Mildred R. Mottahedeh (until 1978; to MMA)
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