16 avril 2009

A Russian Porcelain Plate from the Imperial Order of St. Vladimir Service, Gardner, 1783-1785

A Russian Porcelain Plate from the Imperial Order of St. Vladimir Service, Gardner, 1783-1785 painted with the badge, sash and star of the Order. with blue factory mark. diameter 23.3 cm. Est 9,000—12,000 USD. NOTE: The Service for the Imperial Order of St. Vladimir is one of four porcelain dessert services commissioned by Empress Catherine the Great to be used during formal dinners held annually to honor knights of the highest Russian orders of chivalry. Her Majesty's Cabinet ordered services for three of the four orders –... [Lire la suite]