Austrian; Vienna, Du Paquier period
Hard–paste porcelain; L. 16 3/8 in. (41.6 cm), H. 10 5/8 in. (27 cm), D. 8 7/8 in. (22.3 cm)
The Jack and Belle Linsky Collection, 1982 (1982.60.330a,b)
Emperor Charles VI gave the so-called Viennsky Service to Empress Anna Ioannovna (16931740) during a period of close diplomatic and political relations between Russia and the Austrian courts. This tureen and a chocolate cup (1982.60.240) were part of the historical gift. In 1922, the service was recorded in the Winter Palace, Saint Petersburg, and subsequently dispersed.