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Saucer

c. 1720
(French)
Diameter: 12.9 cm (5 1/16 in.)
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The first extensive manufactory of soft-paste porcelain in France was carried out at a factory at Saint-Cloud, near Paris. The earliest porcelains were produced there in 1693, and the factory remained a significant one throughout the first half of the 18th century. Bacause of technical difficulties, most of the wares produced at Saint-Cloud are rather small in size and heavily potted. Stylistic restraint was exercised in both the form and decoration of its wares. Underglaze blue was frequently employed at Saint-Cloud, and pieces of the type resemble closely those attributed to Rouen, leading to the speculation that the two factories were closely related.
Saucer

Saucer

c. 1720

Saint Cloud Porcelain Factory

(French)
France, Saint Cloud, 18th century

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