18 April 2008
A Porcelain Plate from the Etruscan Service
Imperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg, period of Nicholas II, dated 1913
Circular, on a terracotta ground, the center painted with a woman and child in classical dress, within a stylized foliate cavetto band and palmette border, marked under base with underglaze green cipher
9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) diam.
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