TWELVE PORCELAIN SOUP-PLATES FROM THE BANQUETING SERVICE OF THE IMPERIAL ORDER OF SAINT GEORGE

by the Gardner Factory, late 18th century

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The circular plates each with undulating gilt border, decorated on white porcelain ground with the yellow and black Ribbon of the Order intertwined with a green laurel garland and with the Badge of the Order on one side, the center with the mustard-yellow Star of the Order and the initials of St. George on orange reserve surrounded by the inscription in Cyrillic, "For Service and Bravery", on black reserve (two with small rim chips, some wear to gilt