• 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 75

    A porcelain basket from the Service of the Order of St George

    BY THE GARDNER PORCELAIN FACTORY, MOSCOW, PERIOD OF CATHERINE II, 1777-1778

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A porcelain basket from the Service of the Order of St George
    by the Gardner Porcelain Factory, Moscow, period of Catherine II, 1777-1778
    Circular, with tapering pierced sides and undulating gilt rim, the exterior decorated with the multi-coloured moulded ribbon of the Order with the cross of the Order and intertwined with a trailing laurel-leaf branch, 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'
    11 1/8 in. (28.2 cm.) long


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    Literature

    Masterpieces of 18th c..., number 136.


    Exhibited

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