Trembleuse or Tasse Trembleuse[1]:32 also Gobelet et soucoupe enfoncé is a drinking cup and saucer which originated in Paris in the 1690s.[2]:130

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.[3]:349 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.[1]:46

See also


  1. Baird, Ileana; Ionescu, Christina (29 April 2016). Eighteenth-Century Thing Theory in a Global Context: From Consumerism to Celebrity Culture. Routledge. ISBN 0903485257.
  2. Jones, Christine (13 May 2013). Shapely Bodies: The Image of Porcelain in Eighteenth-Century France. University of Delaware. ISBN 9781611494099.
  3. Bagdade, Susan (2004). Warman's English & Continental Pottery & Porcelain: Identification & Price Guide. Krause Publications. ISBN 9780873495059.

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