A Collection of Saint-Cloud Porcelain Blue and White Cups and Saucers
The porcelain produced in Saint-Cloud was influenced by late Ming blue and white porcelain and its motifs were based on Chinese originals. According to W.B.Honey the typical blue-painted Saint-Cloud porcelain "is one of the most distinct and attractive of porcelains, and not the least part of its charm lies in the quality of the material itself...” These blue and white soft paste trembleuse cups and saucers are marked with the St Cloud Trou mark. For an image of this pattern see: Porcelains De Saint-Cloud, La Collection Du Musee Des Arts Decoratifs image #80. Around 1720 the factory began to produce this type of blue and white wares. After 1740 the factory cut back production of blue and white and concentrated on production of white wares.
This pair is part of our collection of St.Cloud and other early French porcelains.