249. Antique French Sevres Porcelain Celeste Blue Gilt Trembleuse Chocolate Cup Saucer

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.  

Affordable Worldwide fixed price Store to door shipping. 

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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