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Help to identify an Imperial Eagle Crest please
« on: December 16, 2010, 02:30:34 PM »
Just acquired a new piece for the collection, a sauce boat, made by the Kiev Porcelain Factory, stamped "1850 October" on the bottom. I know this is the old Imperial Eagle, but not sure why is on the piece. Perhaps a Regimental piece?? any help appreciated.



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Re: Help to identify an Imperial Eagle Crest please
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2011, 05:42:48 PM »
This variety of the Russian arms was very commonly used under the reign of Nikolai I. I have owned similar pieces made at the Imperial Porcelain Factory for one of the outlying (from St. Petersburg) palaces. If the bottom does not bear the cypher of the Emperor, it was probably made for official use at an important army post.