9 June 2009
A set of six porcelain dessert plates from the Kremlin service
by the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg, period of Nicholas I
Circular, each with the Imperial double-headed eagle in the centre, with Russian inscription and red rosettes on gilt reserves, the border painted with further stylized floral designs on gilt ground, marked under bases
8¾ in. (22.3 cm.) diameter and slightly smaller (6)
The Soviet Trade Organisation, Novoexport, Christie's, London, 21 March 1967, lot 19 (part).
Purchased by Douglas W. Lipperts, New York.
with Francis Collin Ltd., London.
Acquired 30 March 1967 by the present owners' father and father-in-law.
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