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Plate, hard-paste porcelain, transfer-printed with inscription in black enamel and painted in enamels and gilt, made by and with the factory mark of the Gardner Porcelain factory, Moscow, about 1890-1917

Circular plate on turned foot-ring (diameter 22.6 cm, height 2.9 cm); the upper face with central reserved roundel transfer-printed in black with inscription in Arabic, the surrounding area painted in blue enamel and gold with abstracted floral pattern, and with border of leaves and dots in blue and pink enamel ringed in blue; the rim is edged in gold (now rubbed). The base has the printed factory…