A Russian porcelain plate from the Order of St George Service, Gardner Factory, Moscow, 1777-1778. Of circular form with scalloped gilt rim, on the border the orange and black striped sash of the order is interwoven with branches of laurel and hung with the order’s cross, the center painted with the order’s star, on which is written in Cyrillic the motto: For Service and Bravery (Za sluzhbu i khrabrost). The underside with the factory’s underglaze blue mark (Latin letter G) and a star impressed in the paste. Diameter: 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm)
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