Two Russian Silver Commemorative Plaques with Frames
The first plaque inscribed in Cyrillic, 'On the 18th of May, 1891, in the Prosperous Reign of His Imperial Majesty Sovereign Emperor Alexander III, in the presence of Admiral General His Imperial Highness Sovereign and Grand Prince Aleksei Alexandrovich, this Dock in honor of the Czaraevich Nikolai is laid by His Imperial Highness Sovereign Heir Czaraevich and Grand Prince Nikolai Alexandrovich, in the presence of His Royal Highness Prince George of Greece', and on the back in Cyrillic, 'In the presence of the Director of the Naval Ministry Vice Admiral N.M. Chikhachov, Commander of the Port of Vladivostok Rear Admiral P.N. Yermolayev, Chief Construction Engineer of the Port and Builder of the Dock, Colonel V. Ivanov', contained in an architectural frame in the Old Russian style incorporating an Imperial crown, both frame and plaque, St. Petersburg, circa 1891, maker's mark K.A. The second plaque engraved with a port scene and the Cyrillic inscription, 'In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost, in the year since the Birth of Christ 1891, on the 19 th day of the month of May in the Prosperous Reign of His Imperial Majesty Sovereign Emperor Alexander III Autocrat of All the Russias Alexander III this first stone in the construction of the final section of the Siberian Railroad (Ussuriisk line) is laid by H.I.H. Sovereign Heir Czaraevich and Grand Prince Nicholai Alexandrovich, in the presence of His Royal Highness Prince George of Greece', and on the back in Cyrillic, 'Under the direction of the Ministry of Transportation of State Secretary L. Ya. Giubbenet, Governor General of the Amur Region Baron A.N. Korf, Kamchatka Eparchy Right Reverend Gurian. In the presence of the Chairman of the Provisional Administration of Public Railroads Lieutenant General N.P. Petrov, Governor of the Maritime Province Major General P.F. Unterberger and Head of Works of the Ussuriisk Railroad Collegiate Councillor A.I. Ursati', the frame by Khlebnikou, St. Petersburg, circa 1891; contained in a silver frame en suite with the first frame Tackhing, China.