12 - 13 October 2009
A porcelain basket from the Service of the Order of St Alexander Nevskii
by the Gardner Porcelain Factory, Moscow, period of Catherine II, 1778-1780
Circular, with tapering pierced sides, with basket weave border and undulating gilt rim, the exterior decorated with the multi-coloured moulded sash 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 twisted branches with small moulded flowers and leaves with grape and vine-leaf terminals, with gilt detail on a moulded gilt base, marked under base with blue underglaze 'G'
11 in. (28.1 cm.) long
Design by G. I. Kozlov.
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London, 1 Belgrave Square, Exhibition of Russian Art, 4 June-13 July 1935, p. 43, number CX (part of).
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