12 - 13 October 2009
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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Masterpieces of 18th c..., number 149.
London, 1 Belgrave Square, Exhibition of Russian Art, 4 June-13 July 1935, p. 43, number CX (part of).
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