Pair 1822-1855 Russian Imperial Porcelain Factory Order Dishes: St George and St Vladimir
This rare and precious pair of soup or dessert plates is in perfect condition. The diameter is 24 cm and the plates stand 3.5 cm high. Ex Sotheby's London, June 1995, these plates are decorated with a border of fleur-de-lis and surmounted with an Imperial eagle in chiselled gold holding ribbands of St George and St Vladimir below. The legend " For Service and Bravery" in Cyrillic flanks the eagle. The reverse of each plate is marked with the blue underglaze crowned N (H in Cyrillic)and I for Nicholas Ist. There remains a Sotheby's sticker on the reverse of one plate.
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