The Gardner porcelain factory was founded in 1766 by the English merchant Francis Jacob Gardner at Verbilki near Moscow. Gardner employed a former worker at the Imperial Porcelain Factory and was familiar manufacture of hard-paste porcelain and the German porcelain painter I. Kästner to establish production
In the early period of its activity, the Gardner factory produced items based on patterns of the Meissen porcelain factory.
In the 1770-1780s, the factory was commissioned by Empress Catherine II to produce four dinnerware sets for the Winter palace.
The Gardner porcelain factory competed with the Imperial Porcelain Factory products, producing porcelain, faience, opaque glaze, biscuit items. The main products were tea and dinnerware sets, utensils, trays, vases, and small statuary. The decorative subjects and themes included flower garlands and bouquets, landscapes and architectural views of cities, portraits, monograms and coats of arms.
In 1892, the business was sold to Matvey more...
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