A porcelain dessert plate from the Raphael service

BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, PERIOD OF ALEXANDER III, WITH A LARGE GILDED PAINTED CYPHER OF THE REIGNING TSAR

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A porcelain dessert plate from the Raphael service
by the Imperial Porcelain Factory, period of Alexander III, with a large gilded painted cypher of the reigning Tsar
Circular, the centre decorated with a classical figure on a dark grey ground within a hexagonal border on white ground, the border with additional figures alternating with classical-style friezes, grottesques and foliate decoration, the rim and base edged in gilt, marked under base
8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm.) diam.