NINE PORCELAIN PLATES FROM THE KREMLIN SERVICE BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, PERIOD OF NICHOLAS I (1825-1855)

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Comprising five dessert plates, one dinner plate, and three soup plates, the dessert plates, painted with stylised blossoms on gilt ground with foliate sprays at intervals around the Imperial double-headed eagle and the Russian title of Nicholas I, the soup and dinner plates, painted with a medallion of scrolling foliage in red, green and blue on a black ground, within a band of green palmettes on a gilt ciselé ground, all but one marked under bases with blue underglaze factory marks91⁄2 in. (24 cm.) diameter, and smaller