England, c1752




Of beaker shape having two scrolling handles, the front and back with crisply applied blooming

prunus sprigs in the Chinese Dehua (blanc de chine) manner, the glaze a creamy white

the verso with labels for Stockspring Antiques, London; and Schwartz Collection


Condition : Excellent


Shown below also with a French Saint-Cloud Trembleuse Saucer


Note : The Saint-Cloud c1720-30 Trembleuse Saucer

Although the Bow two-handled cup is English and bears slightly different arrangement

of prunus sprigs than the Saint-Cloud trembleuse saucer,

the creamy glazes and pastes, as well as footrim and trembleuse opening, are quite compatible.


2.75” High x 4.25 Wide (over handles)


Price : Please Inquire





( About White Porcelains )

The first white porcelain was produced in China during the Song Dynasty (960-1269 AD). 

It was known as Ding (Ting) ware - a white paste covered with an almost transparent ivory glaze. 
The forms were quite simple, with incised or stamped decoration. 
About the same time, colored glazes were also introduced. 
These showier glazes, as well as underglaze blue, overtook the simple elegance of white Ding wares.


It was not until the end of the Ming Dynasty, (circa 1685-1644), that kilns in the Fukien province

introduced Dehua wares ("blanc de chine") - a white porcelain with creamy glaze. 

The majority of the forms were small figures, bottles, dishes,

and libation cups and beakers. 

Upon reaching Europe, these crisply molded cups and beakers became immensely popular -

 and from the late 1600's, imitated in varying pastes and glazes by European manufactories. 

Among the earliest European producers were :

Saint-Cloud, Mennecy and Chantilly in France, Meissen in Saxony (Germany),

and in England, Lund's Bristol, and particularly early Chelsea and Bow. 



  Saint-Cloud White Trembleuse Saucer, France, c1720-30  


Saint-Cloud White Trembleuse Saucer

France, c1720-30



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