In soft paste, the deep round saucer with a soft creamy glaze,
having a galleried center (to reduce spillage),
surrounded by three molded blooming prunus branches,
in the Chinese Dehua (blanc de chine) manner;
Condition : Excellent
Shown below also with a Bow White Chocolate Cup (Beaker)
Note : The Bow
White Chocolate Cup
Although the Bow two-handled cup is
English and bears slightly different arrangement of prunus sprigs,
the creamy glazes and pastes, as
well as footrim and trembleuse opening, are quite compatible.
A pair of Saint-Cloud cups and
saucers with identical sprigging, dated 1720-30,
sold Bonhams New Bond, European
1.25" High x 5-1/8" Wide
PRICE : Please Inquire
( About White
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
About the same time, colored glazes were
These showier glazes, as well as underglaze
blue, overtook the simple elegance of white Ding wares.
not until the end of the Ming Dynasty, (circa
1685-1644), that kilns in the
introduced Dehua wares ("blanc de chine") - a white porcelain with
The majority of the forms were small figures, bottles,
dishes, and libation cups and
Europe, these crisply molded cups and beakers became
immensely popular -
the late 1600's, imitated in varying pastes and
glazes by European manufactories.
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.