Antique Russian imperial Gardner plate 19th century, hand paint, very rare. In excellent condition, no cracks, no restorations.
A rare plot with exotic birds and flowers. The bottom of the plate is covered with the finest gold painting.
The Gardner Manufactory in Verbilki was founded in 1754. Its founder, Franz (Francis) Gardner, took porcelain seriously. Even before the opening of the factory, he traveled a lot across the Russian Empire in order to find suitable clay for production, the main goal was to put porcelain production on stream.
Gardner did not skimp on the development of the manufacture and invited famous German craftsmen to train his workers. One of them, the German artist Kestner, created a service for Catherine II, timed to coincide with the victory in the Russian-Turkish war. The Empress was delighted with the gift and immediately placed a large order for three orders, each of which consisted of several thousand items. The item "Antique Russian imperial GARDNER plate 19th century, rare, hand paint birds" is in sale since Sunday, May 2, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Collector Plates".The seller is "molecules1355" and is located in Makhachkala. This item can be shipped worldwide.