A circular porcelain military plate, the cavetto painted with troops of the 18th Infantry Division by Alexander Novikov after a painting by Pyotr Balashov within a gilt border, the rim decorated with a gilt ciselé laurel and oak leaf wreath on a mauve ground, the top of the plate decorated with a Russian double-headed eagle within a yellow reserve. The reverse inscribed in Italics in Russian: 18-я Пехотная Дивизия / С карт Балашова А.Новиков / 74. (18th Infantry Division / After a painting by P. Balashov by A.Novikov / 74).
18th Infantry Division Military PlateImperial Porcelain Factory
after Pyotr Balashov (1853-1888)
reference number: IP_019
1874, period of Alexander II (1856-1881)
diameter: 25 cm
marked on the reverse slightly off centre with a green crowned cypher of Alexander II and another blue crowned cypher of Alexander II in the very centre, 74