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)
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.