Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Beaker and saucer

Factory:
Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, St. Petersburg (Russian, 1744–present)
Date:
ca. 1775
Culture:
Russian, Saint Petersburg
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
Height (beaker): 3 3/16 in. (8.1 cm); Diameter (saucer): 5 11/16 in. (14.4 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
The Jack and Belle Linsky Collection, 1982
Accession Number:
1982.60.177, .178
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 538
The Cyrillic letter E/II [Ekaterina] on the back of the saucer is the personal cipher of Catherine the Great.
Marking: Painted in underglaze blue enamel on bottom of each: Monogram E II in Cyrillic (factory mark, period of Catherine [Ekaterina] II, 1762–96)
Jack and Belle Linsky , New York (until 1982; to MMA)
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