An Antique Imperial Russian Porcelain Plate from the Private Service of Czar Nicholas II
The center is decorated with a gilded monogram ‘ HA’ for Nicholas Alexandrovich (Nicholas II), Russian: Николай Александрович, beneath Russian Imperial crown,
made at the Imperial Porcelain Factory in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1899.
Diameter 8 1/2 in. (21,5 cm)
Very Rare and Highly Important
The interlaced letters ‘H’ ‘A’, and the crown are etched for texture.
Polished and matte gilding.
Green factory mark in the form of Nicholas II cipher and date ‘1899’
Condition: a tiny rim chip (shown above), otherwise excellent.
A pair of this service plates from the Piper collection are published in At The Tsar’s Table (page 36)