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Bowl, hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt, pattern number 191, made by and with the factory mark of the Gardner Porcelain factory, Moscow, about 1870-1917

Hemi-spherical bowl on a tall foot-ring (diameter 18.6 cm, height 18.7 cm); the exterior painted front and back in two shades of puce enamel with symmetrical pattern of plant ornament; the rim and foot-ring are picked out with gilding (now rubbed) and the interior is painted in the same palette with a narrow band with a repeating pattern of geometrical and stylised floral ornament, and the centre …