Saint Cloud White Porcelain Socketed Cup and Saucer (Tasse Trembleuse et Soucoupe)
Circa 1725-35, incised t / S o C / T marks
The blanc-de-chine cup and saucer molded with flowering plants and birds in flight, the cup with grooved loop handle, the saucer with a raised gallery to receive the cup.
Height 2 7/8 inches, diameter 5 inches.
Wilfred Sainsbury, Esq.
Sotheby's, London, 5 May 1970, lot 32.
For a strikingly similar example, see the Metropolitan Museum, New York, accession no. 24.214.8, .9. For a similar cup with variant saucer, see the Bulletin of the Detroit Institute of Art, vol. 33, nos. 3 & 4, 1953-54, p. 74, accession no. 53.325.
This example illustrated in the exhibition catalogue, You, Yao-Fen. "From Novelty to Necessity: The Europeanization of Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate.", Detroit, 2016, p. 46; 55 (ill.); 132-133 [cat. 54].
C Estate of Sarah Belk Gambrell
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