Two Similar ‘Trembleuse’ Cups & Saucers, 1764 & 1765

This shape was made at Sèvres for people with wobbly hands – the tall cup settles into a deeply socketed saucer. The shape is called a gobelet enfoncé in the factory’s archives but what is unusual about these is that one has straight sides – they are generally tapered. These are not a pair though and they were painted by the same painter – Louis-Jean Thévenet père and made a year apart from each other.

These come from the Hillingdon Heirlooms.

Height of Cup 8.9 cm
Diameter of Saucer 15.4 cm

3577 and 3578

Sold to a Eurpoean Collector, 2003