Factory Saint-Cloud factory French

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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.

Saucer, Saint-Cloud factory (French, mid-1690s–1766), Soft-paste porcelain, French, Saint-Cloud

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