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Cup with cover (from a tea service)

Factory:
Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, St. Petersburg (Russian, 1744–present)
Date:
ca. 1775
Culture:
Russian, St. Petersburg
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
Height: 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
The Jack and Belle Linsky Collection, 1982
Accession Number:
1982.60.169a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 538
Similar porcelain services—either the so-called tête-à-tête (for two persons) or the egoist type (for a single user)—were typical wedding gifts from Catherine the Great to her ladies-in-waiting.
Marking: Impressed on underside and inside cover: A dot within an annulet (factory mark designating porcelain made with Orenburg clay)
Jack and Belle Linsky (until 1982; to MMA)
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