A porcelain plate from the service of the Order of St Andrew, Gardner Porcelain Factory, Verbilki
the cavetto painted with the star of the order and motto 'For Faith and Loyalty' in Russian, the border with collar and
badge, gilt-edged scalloped rim, with blue factory mark
diameter 24.6cm, 9¾in.
Overall in good condition; some minor stacking wear to the surface and gilding wear to the edges. The foot rim with a small chip on the side.
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