An image of Cup and socketed saucer (gobelet et soucoupe enfonce)

Sèvres

(France 1756 – )

Cup and socketed saucer (gobelet et soucoupe enfonce)

Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

The socketed saucer (as distinct from the trembleuse, which is a saucer with a raised rim) was perhaps originally designed for Madame de Pompadour who, before her death in 1764, was the factory’s only recorded client for the shape.

Year
1771
Media
Ceramic
Medium
soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions
cup 8.6 x 10.7 x 8.7; saucer 4.1 x 15.2 cm diam; combined 9.4 x 15.2 cm diam :
a - cup; 8.6 x 10.7 x 8.7 cm
b - saucer; 4.1 x 15.2 cm
Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.184.a-b