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

painted with officers and soldiers. The reverse inscribed, "Sous-Officier et soldat du Rt. de la Garde de Moscow," with blue cypher mark and date 1828. 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