Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, St. Petersburg (Russian, 1744–present)
Russian, St. Petersburg
Height: 5 1/2 in. (14 cm); Diameter: 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm)
Gift of R. Thornton Wilson, in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson, 1943
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 553
The cooler is from a table service made for the empress Elizabeth (1709–1762) and kept in the court pantry of the Winter Palace.
Marking: Painted on base in black enamel:  Double-headed eagle with 3. below (factory mark); impressed on base:  Astrological symbol for Mars (factory mark indicating clay form Gjelsk; incised on base:  111
[ Le Passé ; to Wilson ] ; R. Thornton Wilson , New York (until 1943; to MMA)