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
This tureen belongs to one of the most splendid services produced at the Du Paquier manufactory. It was owned by Czarina Anna Ivanovna (r. 1730–40), who may have received it as a diplomatic gift from Emperor Charles VI (r. 1711–40). The service included oval, round, and octagonal tureens, all decorated with a wealth of ornament that included the Russian imperial arms and prominent flowers in low relief. A variety of finials were used for the numerous tureens; this example employs the figure of a seated Turk holding a bowl of coffee.