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A Russian Porcelain Topographical Plate, Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, St. Petersburg, Period of Alexander I (1801-1825)

decorated with a view of the monument to Peter I on St. Petersburg's Senate Square, the border painted with stylized flowerheads and gilded with leafy branches - titled on the reverse in Cyrillic: View of the Monument to Peter I, unmarked.. diameter 23.8 cm. Est. 8,000—10,000 USD

Sotheby's. Russian Art. 22 Apr 09. New York www.sothebys.com photo courtesy Sotheby's