6 June 2018
A Large Porcelain Basket from the Imperial Order of St Alexander Nevsky Service
GARDNER MANUFACTORY, MOSCOW, 1777–1780
Length 35.5 cm
Provenance:Galerie Popoff: An Enduring Passion for Russian Art, Christie's London, 12-13 October 2009,lot 132.
Of oval form, white centre with star of the order with “Za trud i otechestvo” motto in Cyrillic, pierced sides with red ribbon surrounded with pale green leaves, with moulded red moiré sash to the centre, with gilt rims and edges, with blue underglaze manufactory mark.
Notes on symbols:
* Indicates 5% Import Duty Charge applies.
Ω Indicates 20% Import Duty Charge applies.
§ Indicates Artist's Resale Right applies.
† Indicates Standard VAT scheme applies, and the rate of 20% VAT will be charged on both hammer price and premium.