12 - 13 October 2009
A porcelain basket from the Service of the Order of St Vladimir
by the Gardner Porcelain Factory, Moscow, period of Catherine II, 1783-1785
Oval, 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, the centre of the interior painted with the star of the Order with a letter symbol and motto, the brown handles simulating twistes branches, with gilt detail on a moulded gilt base, marked under base with blue underglaze 'G'
11¾ in. (28.8 cm.) long
Design by G. I. Kozlov
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Masterpieces of 18th c..., number 148.
London, 1 Belgrave Square, Russian Art Exhibition, 4 June-13 July 1935, p. 43, number CX (part of).
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