Two porcelain plates one from the Guriev service and one from the Gothic service

BY THE Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, ST. PETERSBURG, THE FIRST PERIOD OF ALEXANDER II, THE SECOND PERIOD OF NICHOLAS I

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Two porcelain plates one from the Guriev service and one from the Gothic service

BY THE Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, St. Petersburg, the first period of Alexander II, the second period of Nicholas I

Circular, white ground, the first painted with a gold central scrolling rosette, within gilt band and further cinnabar band around the border, enriched with alternating anthemions and stylized blossoms; the second decorated on the border in multi-coloured patterns to resemble stained glass between gilt bands, each marked under base

9? in. (25 cm.); 8 in. (21.8 cm.) diameter respectively (2)