Petersburg Imperial Russian Porcelain Propaganda Plate Porzellan. This product data sheet is originally written in English. A porcelain plate from the Gatchina Palace Service made by the famous St. Petersburg factory during the reign of Nicholas II in 1900 or 1908 (hard to tell). This service with a version of the double headed eagle coat of arms was ordered in 1820 & described in archival inventories as the "Service with the Coat-of-Arms & a Gold Band".
It was eventually transferred to Gatchina Palace for use there in about 1855 and since has been known as the Gatchina Service. The palace served as the primary residence for the Imperial family during the reign of Emperor Alexander III r. It is fairly simple compared to some of the other services I have seen but still very nice. George on its chest & with a laurel wreath & torch held in its talons. Two gold rings around the rim to give it a bit more flair.
And now for the interesting part. It was later decorated with a propaganda design including the year 1923 in large numbers and lots of smaller letters as well as the sickle and cog design. I have no way of knowing if this was done in 1923 or later but I suspect it was done after the original plate was rather worn so probably later to give the plate more value.
It is still a neat plate having that combo of design which I ahve never seen before. The plate is in great condition with the wear to the gilding and armorial design. It displays nicely and is very interesting!
It is marked with the under glaze green N II mark under the crown with the year mark of 1900 (or 1908) underneath as shown and two green dot along the foot ring common to the authentic pieces and still a mystery as to why they are there. The cog and hammer and sickle mark with the year 1923 in black next to the green mark. The plate is 1.125 inches tall and 8.5 inches in diameter. Russia 19th 20th century 19thC 20thC Tsar Czar Tzar Teller supremacy avant garde movement. If you like my goodies have a look at my other auctions for a lot more top maker pieces like KPM, Sevres and so on.
Photos are part of the description - if you need others just let me know exactly what you are looking for and I'll take care of it speedily! Please do not send me questions on items other than my own! For sale is a porcelain plate from the Gatchina Palace Service made by the famous St. This item is in the category "Collectables\Decorative Collectables\Collector Plates".The seller is "kpmisbetter" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.