Antique Russian Gardner porcelain figure Chicken, 19th century, very rare. Used from 1870 to 1890. Height - 3.5 cm. The "Chicken" figurine is intact, without restorations, but with a defect.
The tips of the wings of a rooster and a hen are broken off. There is a small scaly slipper at the base.Such figures were presented in Russia to newlyweds for their weddings. 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. At the end of the 18th century, the Gradner Manufactory in Verbilki became the best private porcelain factory in the Russian Empire. Collectors all over the world appreciate the porcelain of the Gardner factory for its high artistic level of performance and originality of works that have originality and loyalty to Russian traditions.
The Gardner Porcelain Factory is one of the largest private factories in Russia. It has a rich history dating back to the 18th century. If Catherine II opened the first porcelain factory back in 1744, laying the foundations for imperial porcelain in Russia, then the Gardner factory, according to official sources, opened in 1766 and thus became one of the first.
Gardner received permission from the Moscow governor to put the image of the Moscow coat of arms on his products, and in 1855 the coat of arms of Russia appeared there. In 1856 the factory received the title of "Supplier of the Court of His Imperial Majesty". The item "Antique Russian Gardner porcelain figure Chicken, 19th century, imperial Gardner" is in sale since Sunday, May 16, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Sculptures & Figurines".
The seller is "molecules1355" and is located in Makhachkala. This item can be shipped worldwide.