• Galerie Popoff: An Enduring Pa auction at Christies

    Sale 7677

    Galerie Popoff: An Enduring Passion for Russian Art

    12 - 13 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 144

    A large porcelain basket from the service of the Order of St Andrew First Called

    BY THE GARDNER PORCELAIN FACTORY, MOSCOW, PERIOD OF CATHERINE II, 1778-1780

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    A large porcelain basket from the service of the Order of St Andrew First Called
    by the Gardner Porcelain Factory, Moscow, period of Catherine II, 1778-1780
    Oval, with tapering pierced sides and undulating gilt rim, the exterior decorated with the multi-coloured collar of the Order, the centre of the inside painted with the star of the Order with a letter symbol and motto, the two brown handles simulating twisted branches with small moulded flowers and leaves, with gilt detail on a moulded gilt base, marked under base with blue underglaze 'G'
    13 7/8 in. (35.2 cm.) long
    Design by G. I. Kozlov.


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    Literature

    Masterpieces of 18th c..., number 139.


    Exhibited

    London, 1 Belgrave Square, Exhibition of Russian Art, 4June-13 July 1935, p. 43, number CV (part of).