Beaker and saucer

Factory: Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, St. Petersburg (Russian, 1744–present)

Date: ca. 1775

Culture: Russian, St. Petersburg

Medium: Hard-paste porcelain

Dimensions: Height (beaker): 3 3/16 in. (8.1 cm); Diameter (saucer): 5 11/16 in. (14.4 cm)

Classification: Ceramics-Porcelain

Credit Line: The Jack and Belle Linsky Collection, 1982

Accession Number: 1982.60.177, .178

Description

The Cyrillic letter E/II [Ekaterina] on the back of the saucer is the personal cipher of Catherine the Great.

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