A most rare and unusual piece of English Creamware: although it looks like a covered cream soup bowl and saucer, it is, technically, a Trembleuse. Made for the elderly and invalids, it is a covered, 2-handled bowl and a saucer with a deep well. The deep well holds the bowl in place and prevents spilling when the piece is carried. Quite clever, if you ask me! Dating c. 1800 or at bit later, the Trembleuse is probably Wedgwood although it is not marked. The lid has a very elaborate flower final with molded leaves; other than ridges on the handles, the bowl and saucer are unadorned. Overall height is about 4”, the saucer is 6 ¾” in diameter and the deep well is 3/8” deep (corresponding to a ¼” foot on the bowl).
Overall very fine condition: there is some light discoloration inside the bowl and a very thin, faint hairline on the lid (just barely noticeable in the photo) that extends from under the flower not quiet to the edge. I have seen pictures of other items called “Trembleuse” but these have shell-shaped saucers and no covers for the bowl. Additional information is always welcomed!
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