Stunning French Sevres Soft Paste hand decorated Rich Celeste Blue Porcelain lidded Chocolate Cup of museum quality, complete with its original undertray and dome cover with a leafy apple finial, made during the last half of the Nineteenth Century.
The central cup reserve exquisitely hand painted with a view of a seated romantic couple in landscape wearing traditional Eighteenth Costumes, amongst lavish gilt scrollwork on a celeste blue ground. The cup with an interlaced gilt striped handle.
Condition: Good allover possibly had little use, no losses to porcelain and no wear to gilding. Base marks as shown, see image.
Diameter: (of undertray) 6.75” (17cm). Height: (set assembled) 6.25” (16cm).
Location: Dublin City, Ireland.
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Trembleuse or Tasse Trembleuse also Gobelet et soucoupe enfoncé is a drinking cup and saucer which originated in Paris in the 1690s.It was designed to allow people suffering from the trembles to drink a beverage, initially hot chocolate. The cup sits in a saucer with either a well, or a raised rim to prevent the liquid from spilling. Cups were designed with or without handles, and optionally a lid. Many of the most famous porcelain manufacturers, such as Sèvres, Meissen, and Vienna produced trembleuses. Sèvres used the term Gobelet et soucoupe enfoncé for a saucer with a well in catalogues from 1759.
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