PAIR OF RUSSIAN IMPERIAL PORCELAIN MILITARY PLATES

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Period of Nicholas I (1825-55)

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The first painted with a mounted officer and another on foot by a castle wall, inscribed on the reverse in German, "3rd Yager Dispatch Officer, 2nd Dragoon Regiment, General Prince Withelm," and signed in Cyrillic, V. Yelashevski; the second painted with thtee officers in a palatial interior, the reverse inscribed in German, "Royal Prussian Guard, Non-Commissioned Company-Officer," signed in Cyrillic N. Kornilov, the borders of both plates gilded with Prussian Eagles on a royal blue ground.