An Interesting Pair of Antique 19. Century Stoneware Plates with Transfer Prints of The Moscow Triumphal Gate, St Petersburg . Made in England (probably by Wedgwood) for the Russian market circa 1850. Rim of the plates decorated with a patterned border of neoclassical anthemion palmettes. Interior with transfer prints of the neoclassical triumphal arch known as the Moscow Triumphal Gate in St. A couple, a child and a dog walking before it, people on horseback etc. Inscribed beneath the image in 19th Century Cyrillic K roughly meaning Moscow Gate in St. (In standardised Cyrillic the archway is known as the). Bottom of the plates marked with British royal coat of arms, the word Etruria above and PATENT / D. Geoffrey Godden notes several marks with printed Royal Arms including the initials D. On items made by different manufacturers. He concludes that these relate to a retailer probably foreign. There are two old collection labels to the undersides. For a similarly marked plate in the State Historical Museum, Moscow – attributed to Wedgwood & Co – see online article English Pottery In Russia in the 18th and 19th Centuries by Darya Tarligina. A bowl with an identical transfer print is in the collection of Hillwood Estate Museum & Gardens, Washington DC, USA. Washington, DC Washington, DC see See. (See Hillwood Catalogue Number: 2010.13). Diameter of each 27.7 cm. In very good condition for age. No chips of cracks. Usual crazing commensurate with age – crazing on the front of one plate is slightly darker. Typical manufacturing imperfections – discreet spur marks from the firing process on backs and fronts – a few misalignments of the transfer prints – black ink of transfer prints is cobalt blue in some areas etc. Plates will be sent very well packed. The item “Antique 19thC Wedgwood Stoneware Plates for Russian Market St Petersburg Moscow” is in sale since Thursday, July 19, 2018. This item is in the category “Pottery, Porcelain & Glass\Pottery\Other Pottery”. The seller is “jantregeagle” and is located in Witney. This item can be shipped worldwide.