12 - 13 October 2009
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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Masterpieces of 18th c..., number 136.
London, 1 Belgrave Square, Exhibition of Russian Art, 4 June-13 July 1935, p. 43, number CS (part of).
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