RUSSIAN PORCELAIN CAKE BASKET FROM THE IMPERIAL ORDER OF ST. GEORGE SERVICE

Gardner, Late 18th Century

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Of basketweave form with gilt waved borders, the exterior decorated with the Badge of the Order, the Ribbon of the Order intertwined with a green laurel garland and pink C-scrolls draped around the sides, passing over the foliate handles and trying in a knot beneath, on molded gilt base, the interior of the dish with the Star of the Order.