Bibelotslondon Ltd is a UK registered company based in London Bridge dealing in ephemera and curiosities from Britain and around the world. Our diverse inventory is carefully chosen and constantly evolving. We work very hard to offer the highest quality works at competitive prices.Our inventory is listed online, and we strive to keep our website completely up to date, so our customers can easily check availability. We believe in offering clients items that are unique and rare for aficionados of the antique and collector's world.
Bibelot is a late nineteenth century word derived from the French word bel beautiful, meaning a small item of beauty, curiosity or interest. The word ephemera is derived from the sixteenth century Greek word ephmera meaning a printed or hand written paper not meant to be retained for a long period of time. Decorated in gold with a border of fleur-de-lis, surmounted with an Imperial eagle in chiselled gold holding ribbands of St George and St Vladimir below the legend "For Service and Bravery" in Cyrillic which flanks the double headed eagle. Marked to the underside with'NI' in Cyrillic surmounted by a crown, made by the Russian Imperial Porcelain Factory circa 1825-55. No cracks, chips or restoration.Nicholas I has become best known as a political conservative and reactionist. Whose controversial reign was marked by geographical expansion, economic growth and massive industrialisation. On the one hand, and centralisation of administrative policies and repression of dissent. Nicholas had a happy marriage that produced a large family; all of his seven children survived childhood. He saw himself as a soldiera junior officer totally consumed by spit and polish. A handsome man, he was highly nervous and aggressive. He was the younger brother of his predecessor, Alexander I and. Inherited his brother's throne despite the failed Decembrist Revolt. Against him and went on to become the most reactionary of all Russian leaders. Nicholas I was instrumental in helping to create an independent Greek state, and was also successful against Russia's neighbouring southern rivals as he seized the last territories in the Caucasus held by Persia by successfully ending the Russo-Persian War 1826-28.
However, he led Russia into the Crimean War (18531856), with disastrous results. Historians emphasize that his micromanagement of the armies hindered his generals, as did his misguided strategy. On the eve of his death, the Russian Empire reached its geographical zenith, spanning over 20 million square kilometres (7.7 million square miles), but had a desperate need for reform. Size: 24.5 cm diameter approx. Photos form part of the description.
The item "Antique Imperial Russian Porcelain Factory Plate Tsar Nicholas Romanov St George" is in sale since Tuesday, November 26, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectables\Historical Memorabilia\Royalty Collectables". The seller is "bibelotslondon" and is located in London.This item can be shipped worldwide.