A Russian Porcelain Plate from a Military Service, Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, St. Petersburg, Period of Nicholas I (1825-55)

painted with two standing and one mounted officer. The reverse inscribed, "Officiers Subalterne du Regt. de la Garde à Cheval," with blue cypher mark and date 1829. diameter 23.8 cm. Est. 30,000—40,000 USD

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