• Russian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2308

    Russian Art

    23 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 186

    A Porcelain Military Plate

    BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST. PETERSBURG, PERIOD OF ALEXANDER III

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    A Porcelain Military Plate
    By the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg, period of Alexander III
    Circular, the center painted with officers on horseback carrying sabres and a standard and saluting, within a gilt border impressed and ciselé with the Imperial arms above a ribbon-tied wreath of laurel and oak leaves, inscribed on the reverse in Russian, '1st Caucasian Cavalry Division 15th Dragoons of Tver Ye.N.V. Grand Duke Nikolai Nikolaevich's senior regiment 16th Dragoons of Nizhny Novgorod His Highness the King's Württemburg Regiment after the painting by Charlemagne I. Ivanov. 1883', marked under base with underglaze green factory mark
    9¾ in. (24.8 cm.) diameter


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    Provenance

    Purchased at a Torgsin shop in 1931.
    Then by descent.