383: RUSSIAN IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY PLATE
A RUSSIAN IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY PLATE FROM THE KREMLIN SERVICE, PERIOD OF NICHOLAS I. Center cavetto painted with a black double-headed Imperial Eagle with crown, orb and scepter and surrounded by a gilt band inscribed 'Nicholas the Emperor and Ruler of all the Russians'. The elaborate border decorated with blue and green flowers against a burnished gilt ground. Underside of plate with Cipher of Nicholas I. Diameter 8.75 inches (22.5 cm).