A set of four fruit plates from the Kremlin Service
Imperial Porcelain Manufactory
Marked Nicolas I Pavlovitch, 1825-1855, design based on the jewelled gilt and enamel coronation plate of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich (1645-1676). The centre is painted with a black Imperial Russian double-headed Eagle, with blue crown, orb and scepter, the gilt surrounds inscribed in black Nicholas the Emperor and Ruler of All the Russias. The border is decorated with blue and green flowers on a gilt ground. (4).