The Imperial Porcelain Factory first produced a series of plates with military scenes after the end of the Napoleonic wars, and continued to make them until the reign of Nicholas II. Those produced during the reign of Nicholas I (1825-1855) are without contest the finest produced by the factory, and they clearly reflect Russia's military society in which the Tsar and members of the Imperial family were the main figures.
These plates produced during the reign of Nicholas I are taken from the lithographs published in the book Sobranie mundirov rossiiskoi imperatorskoi armii [Collection of Uniforms of the Imperial Russian Army] of 1830, which reproduced drawings by Fedorov, Aleksandrov and Belousov. After his reign the Imperial Porcelain Factory was unable to achieve the same level of quality, especially to the gilt and cisel borders. These extremely fine quality plates are nowadays extremely rare on the market.