TWO RARE PORCELAIN COVERED ICE CUPS AND TWO PORCELAIN HANDLES FROM THE SERVICE OF THE ORDER OF ST VLADIMIR

BY THE GARDNER PORCELAIN FACTORY, MOSCOW, CIRCA 1783-1785

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TWO RARE PORCELAIN COVERED ICE CUPS AND TWO PORCELAIN HANDLES FROM THE SERVICE OF THE ORDER OF ST VLADIMIR
BY THE GARDNER PORCELAIN FACTORY, MOSCOW, CIRCA 1783-1785
Cups, each tapering cylindrical, on spreading partially gilt foot, the body painted with the ribbon and cross of the order, the domed partially gilt cover similarly decorated with the ribbon, surmounted by a bud-shaped finial, the handle imitating a leafed branch, marked under base; handles, painted with the cross of the Order, the body wrapped with the ribbon of the Order, apparently unmarked
4¾ in. (12 cm.) high and smaller