London, South Kensington
15 December 2000
A porcelain covered ice cup from the Saint Vladimir Order Service
by the Gardner Factory, St. Petersburg, circa 1785
Tapering cylindrical, on spreading partly gilded foot, the body painted with the ribbon and cross of the service, the handle imitating a leafed branch, the domed cover with the ribbon of the Order over a partially gilt striped ground, with a moulded bud finial, marked under base
41/8in. ( 10.5cm.) high
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The Order of Saint Vladimir Service was ordered by Catherine the Great in 1783 for 140 settings and was completed in 1785.
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This lot is illustrated lower centre in the catalogue photograph.
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