Antique Russian imperial GARDNER porcelain plate 19th century, rare, bread plate. AS reputate in my family oral tradition it was Possibly part of a teaservice or service given as a present to the imperial family's member. Bread porcelain plate Gold decorated.Or 6 3/8 inches aprox. Excellent condition, no chips, no cracks, no hairlines, no restorations. Just normal wear for the age. The price is for one plate.
It is very hard to find more than one. 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. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Collector Plates". The seller is "afarjun17" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.