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Trembleuse cup and saucer

  • Place of origin:

    [Vienna?, Austria (made)

  • Date:

    1735-1740 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Du Paquier porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain painted with enamel colours and gilded

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics Study Galleries, Britain & Europe, room 139, case Q, shelf 4

Physical description

Trembleuse cup and saucer of hard-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded.
[Cup] Cup of inverted bell form with elongated vertical sides and with two ear-shaped loop handles pointed at the apex and terminating in pairs of knobs resembling knuckle-bones. Decorated with two purple-outlined oblong panels, each showing a scene of buildings fronted by water with mountains in the distance and figures in the foreground. Above the handles are formal ornaments of palmettes and scrolls painted in purple monochrome. Border of scrolls, rosettes and diaper panels painted round the lower part of the cup. Bands of gilding round the foot, the inside of the lip and upper parts of the handles.
[Saucer] Trembleuse saucer of slightly-lobed oval outline. Decorated at either end with a four-lobed panel outlined in purple and painted with scenes of buildings, water and mountains with figures. Between these and following the rim are ornamental motifs of diaper-panels flanked by scrollwork. Diaper panel painted in the centre inside the trembleuse lattice.

Place of Origin

[Vienna?, Austria (made)


1735-1740 (made)


Du Paquier porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain painted with enamel colours and gilded

Marks and inscriptions

[Saucer] 'A'
[Saucer] 'K'


[Cup] Height: 8.3 cm, Diameter: 6.7 cm
[Saucer] Diameter: 16.5 cm

Descriptive line

Trembleuse cup and saucer of hard-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded, Du Paquier porcelain factory, Vienna, 1735-1740.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Kräftner, J. Baroque Luxury Porcelain: The Manufacturers of Du Paquier in Vienna and of Carlo Ginori in Florence , Liechtenstein Museum, 2005, p.369

Exhibition History

Princely Patrons and Enlightened Entrepreneurs (Liechtenstein Museum 06/11/2005-09/01/2006)


Hard paste porcelain


Painted; Gilded

Subjects depicted

Figures; Buildings; Scrolls; Scrollwork; Mountains; Diaper; Palmettes; Rosette; Lattice; Monochrome


Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection code


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