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Lot 153: (2pc) BROTHERS KORNILOV ARMORIAL PLATES
06 November 2016
Bedford Village, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Russia, late 19th/early 20th Century, including a porcelain service plate for the Order of Saint Alexander Nevsky with the order's star at center having Latin monogram 'SA' surrouned by the motto (in Cyrillic) 'Za trudy i otechevstvo' (For Work and Fatherland), the plate surrounded by a red ribbon border with monogram 'RH' at top, slightly dimpled gilt edges, blue Kornilov shield mark on base, d. 9-1/2 in.; and a porcelain service plate for the Order of Saint Vladimir, with the order's star at the center having the motto (in Cyrillic) 'Polza, chest i slava' (Advantage, Honor and Glory), the edge surrounded by a ribbon in the order's colors (black and red), with a gilt, slightly scalloped rim, light blue Kornilov shield mark on base, d. 9-1/2 in.
Condition Report: [the first in excellent condition - no apparent flaws or repairs; the second with some gilt wear to edge, otherwise excellent]