Sugar bowl (from a tea service)

Manufactory Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, St. Petersburg Russian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 538

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.

Sugar bowl (from a tea service), Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, St. Petersburg (Russian, 1744–present), Hard-paste porcelain, Russian, St. Petersburg

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