Two Porcelain Plates

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BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST. PETERSBURG, PERIODS OF ALEXANDER III AND NICHOLAS I

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Two Porcelain Plates
By the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg, periods of Alexander III and Nicholas I
The first circular with gilt scalloped rim, decorated in Sèvres style with four shaped cartouches enclosing floral sprays, on a dark blue ground with gilt caillouté pattern, marked under base with underglaze green factory mark; the second from the Mikhail Pavlovich service, circular with gilt scalloped rim, the center painted with a floral bouquet, the border with gilt rococo cartouches enclosing dogs, flowers, and a trophy of the arts, on alternating blue and magenta grounds, marked under base with underglaze blue factory mark and impressed number '15'
The second 9¾ in. (24.8 cm.) diameter (2)