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A porcelain plate from a military service, Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, St Petersburg, period of Nicholas I (1825-1855), 1830

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A porcelain plate from a military service, Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, St Petersburg, period of Nicholas I (1825-1855), 1830

A porcelain plate from a military service, Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, St Petersburg, period of Nicholas I (1825-1855), 1830

Estimate:

30,000 - 50,000 GBP

Lot sold:

56,700

GBP

A porcelain plate from a military service, Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, St Petersburg, period of Nicholas I (1825-1855), 1830


the burnished gilt border ciselé with military trophies and double-headed Imperial Eagles, the cavetto finely painted with soldiers one of whom is carrying an Imperial banner, inscribed on the reverse Tambour-Major, Tambour et Porte enseigne du bat- des Sappeurs de la Garde, with underglaze blue imperial cypher of Nicholas I, signed V. Elashevsky

diameter 24cm; 9½in.

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Sotheby’s London, The Russian Sale, 10 May 2000, lot 81 

The Lifeguard Sapper Battalion was formed at the end of 1812. Though the battalion wore a uniform much like that of the infantry - white trousers, and white leather carbine and pouch belts - it was classified as jägers, the dragoon regiment which was equivalent to the French army's chasseurs-à-cheval.


For a plate from the same military service see A La Vielle Russie, An Imperial fascination: Porcelain, 15 March-20 April 1991, colour plates p. 72.