TWO UNDECORATED PORCELAIN BASKETS

ONE, BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, PERIOD OF CATHERINE THE GREAT (1762-1796); THE OTHER, BY THE GARDNER PORCELAIN FACTORY, MOSCOW, LATE 18TH CENTURY

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TWO UNDECORATED PORCELAIN BASKETS
ONE, BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, PERIOD OF CATHERINE THE GREAT (1762-1796); THE OTHER, BY THE GARDNER PORCELAIN FACTORY, MOSCOW, LATE 18TH CENTURY
Both with tapering pierced sides, the handles simulating twisted branches, one with molded trellis side, centring a basket-weave band, marked under base with blue underglaze factory mark for Catherine the Great; the other, decorated with the molded ribbon and cross, intertwined with a trailing laurel-leaf branch, marked under base with blue underglaze Gardner factory mark

10 in. (25.5 cm.) wide across handles, and smaller