A circular porcelain military plate, the cavetto painted with troops of the Life Guard 3rd Finnish Rifle Battalion with the Helsinki Russian Church in the background by S.Tarachkov after a painting by Charlemagne within a gilt border, the rim decorated with a gilt embossed laurel and oak leaf wreath on a polished gold ground, the top of the plate decorated with a Russian double-headed eagle. The reverse inscribed in Italics in Russian: Л.Гв 3-й Стрелковый Финский Баталион (Русская Церковь в Гелсингфорсе) с карт: Шарлеманя С.Тарачков 1876 (Life Guard 3rd Finnish Rifle Battalion (Russian Church in Helsingfors) after a painting by Charlemagne by S.Tarachkov 1876).
Life-Guard 3rd Finnish Rifle Battalion Porcelain Military PlateImperial Porcelain Factory
after Adolf Charlemagne (1826-1901)
reference number: IP_034
1876, period of Alexander II (1855-1881)
diameter: 25 cm
marked on the reverse slightly off centre with a green crowned cypher of Alexander II; 1876