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

BY THE GARDNER PORCELAIN FACTORY, MOSCOW, PERIOD OF CATHERINE THE GREAT, 1770-1780S

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A PORCELAIN BASKET FROM THE SERVICE OF THE ORDER OF ST GEORGE
BY THE GARDNER PORCELAIN FACTORY, MOSCOW, PERIOD OF CATHERINE THE GREAT, 1770-1780S
Circular, with tapering pierced sides and undulating gilt rim, the exterior decorated with the molded ribbon and cross of the Order and intertwined with a trailing laurel-leaf branch, the centre of the interior painted with the star of the Order, inscribed in Russian 'For Bravery and Service', the brown handles simulating twisted branches with small molded flowers and leaves, the molded base with gilt borders, marked under base with a blue underglaze factory mark

10¾ in. (27.3 cm.) wide across the handles