Tureen with cover

Factory: Vienna

Factory director: Du Paquier period (1718–1744)

Date: ca. 1735

Culture: Austrian, Vienna

Medium: Hard-paste porcelain

Dimensions: 10 5/8 × 16 3/8 × 8 7/8 in. (27 cm, 22.5 cm)

Classification: Ceramics-Porcelain

Credit Line: The Jack and Belle Linsky Collection, 1982

Accession Number: 1982.60.330a, b


Emperor Charles VI gave the so-called Viennsky Service to Empress Anna Ioannovna (1693–1740) 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.