385: RUSSIAN IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY PLATE
A RUSSIAN IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY HAND PAINTED PLATE, PERIOD OF NICHOLAS I. The cavetto finely painted with a fruit still life surrounded by three reserves painted with an exotic bird, flowers, and vegetables against a turquoise and lapis ground with burnished gold decorative elements of scrolling foliage and urns. Underside of plate with the cipher of Tsar Nicholas I under the Imperial crown. Diameter 8.6 inches (22 cm).