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

BY THE GARDNER PORCELAIN FACTORY, MOSCOW, 1777-1778

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A PORCELAIN BASKET FROM THE SERVICE OF THE ORDER OF ST GEORGE
BY THE GARDNER PORCELAIN FACTORY, MOSCOW, 1777-1778
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 and intertwined with a trailing laurel-leaf branch, the centre of the inside painted with the star of the Order with a letter, symbol and motto, the two brown handles simulating twisted branches with small moulded flowers and leaves, on a moulded base with gilt borders, marked under base with blue underglaze 'G'
11¼ in. (28.5 cm.) wide across the handles