It has not been possible to identify the Alexi Roman whose name is written in nasta'liq under every pieces as having commissioned it.
The service as offered contains:
One oval meat dish depicting the majlis of Nasr al-Din Shah
One dinner plate with mounted figure
One bonbon dish
Three shallow soup dishes
Six dessert plates
Three side plates
Two small occasional plates
Except where stated otherwise, each plate is painted with a single standing or seated figure.