A PORCELAIN BASKET FROM THE SERVICE OF THE ORDER OF ST VLADIMIR

BY THE GARDNER PORCELAIN FACTORY, MOSCOW, 1783-1785

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A PORCELAIN BASKET FROM THE SERVICE OF THE ORDER OF ST VLADIMIR
BY THE GARDNER PORCELAIN FACTORY, MOSCOW, 1783-1785
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 intertwined with a trailing laurel-leaf branch, the centre of the interior painted with the star of the Order, the green handles simulating twisted branches, on a moulded base with gilt borders, marked under base with blue underglaze 'G'
11¾ in. (29.8 cm.) wide across the handles