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Cup and Saucer (tasse et soucoupe)

Cup and Saucer (tasse et soucoupe)

Location: not on view


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.
  • Mrs. Everett R. Castle, Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Dawson, Aileen. A Catalogue of French Porcelain in the British Museum. London: British Museum Press, 1994. p. 9-10, no. 5, p. 23-24, no. 24
    Rondot, Bertrand. Discovering the Secrets of Soft-Paste Porcelain at the Saint-Cloud Manufactory, Ca. 1690-1766. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999. p. 114-15, nos. 1 & 2, p. 267
  • Year in Review: 1972. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (February 27-March 18, 1973).
  • {{cite web|title=Cup and Saucer (tasse et soucoupe)|url=false|author=Saint Cloud Porcelain Factory|year=1700–1720|access-date=17 June 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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