• 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 91

    A silver-gilt knife and fork with porcelain handles from the Service of the Order of St Vladimir

    BY THE GARDNER PORCELAIN FACTORY, MOSCOW, PERIOD OF CATHERINE II, 1783-1785

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    A silver-gilt knife and fork with porcelain handles from the Service of the Order of St Vladimir
    by the Gardner Porcelain Factory, Moscow, period of Catherine II, 1783-1785
    Each with pistol-shaped handle, entwined with the painted ribbon of the Order, the badge near the crenellated neck, the bulbous terminals decorated with puce and gilt scrolling, apparently unmarked
    The handle of the knife 3¾ in. (8.5 cm.)
    Design by G. I. Kozlov. (2)


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    Literature

    Masterpieces of 18th c..., number 149.


    Exhibited

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