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A Covered Ice Cup from the Order of St George Service

$42,500.00

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Description

A covered Russian porcelain ice cup from the service for the Order of St George, Gardner, 1777-1778. The cup’s form based on those of the Berlin Service (given to Catherine II by Frederick the Great  in 1772), the bowl molded with two bands of laurel leaves on a gilt scale-patterned ground, the handles formed with berry & foliage terminals, the upper border of the cup with the black & orange moiré silk ribbon centered with the order’s badge, the cover similarly decorated with a row of laurel leaves & a flattened surface on which is seated an attentive squirrel with lush tail nibbling on a nut.  The underside with blue factory mark & a line & circle impressed in paste. Height 4 1/2″. (11.4 cm)

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