The Russian inscription under base reads: 'The L[ife] Gu[ards] Grodnensky Hussar Regiment After the paint[ing] by Piratskii. Vas[ilii] Midin.' Also with the Anichkov Museum label attached on reverse and inscribed in Russian 'CITY MUSEUM Historical premises of the Anichkov palace. 0 N 7935 I' and another label inscribed 'BASILEWSKY Collection. LENINGRAD'.
The original drawings by K.K. Piratskii are now at the Russian Museum. For more information, see T.V. Kudriavtseva, Russkii Imperatorskii Farfor, St Petersburg, 2003, p. 174. For other examples of plates from the same service, see N. B. von Wolf (ed. V.V. Znamenov), Imperatorskii Farforovyi Zavod, 1744-1904, St Petersburg, 2008, pp. 552-553 and P. Schaffer, ed., An Imperial Fascination: Porcelain, Dining with the Czars, Peterhof, A La Vieille Russie, New York, 1991, pp. 73-74, pl.127.