Factory: Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, St. Petersburg (Russian, 1744–present)
Date: ca. 1775
Culture: Russian, St. Petersburg
Medium: Hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions: Height: 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm)
Credit Line: The Jack and Belle Linsky Collection, 1982
Accession Number: 1982.60.171a, b
Similar surviving porcelain—either the so-called tête-á-tête (for two persons) or the egoist type (for a single user)—were typically wedding gifts from Catherine the Great to her ladies in waiting.