14 July 1999
A porcelain Plate from the Grand-Duke Constantine Service
by the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg, period of Nicholas I
Circular, painted with stylized pan-Slavic motifs incorporating the Imperial double-headed eagle on white ground after a design by F.G. Solntsev, marked under base
9in. (23.4cm.) diam.
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This plate is from the Kremlin Service, not Grand Duke Constantine as stated.
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