A SAINT-CLOUD KAKIEMON CUP AND SAUCER

A SAINT-CLOUD KAKIEMON CUP AND SAUCER

1730-1740
Cup: 7.1 cm high
Saucer: 12.4 cm wide

Of lobed trefoil form, decorated with bamboo prunus and a banded hedge. Other examples of closely related form are known, but this piece seems to be a unique variant with flower heads applied to the coloured handle.

Kakiemon designs at Saint Cloud are relatively uncommon as Chantilly had the exclusive privilege of making porcelain in the Japanese manner.

Condition:
Chip to top applied flower head on the handle

Provenance:
The sale of the Ancienne Collection de Monsieur L…, sold by SARL SVV Denis Herbette, Doullens, 1 Oct 2006, lot 79

Price: £6,000