late 19th century; gilt border and cypher of Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich (1857-1905) uncle of Nicholas II and his wife Princess Elizabeth of Hesse and by Rhine (1864-1918), comprising footed fruit bowl, 5 in. H., 11 in. Diam., and 6 matching plates, 10 in. Diam.; Collection of US Ambassador to the Soviet Union, Joseph E. Davies and his wife, Marjorie Merriweather Post, acquired in the Soviet Union. Then by descent, estate of US Senator Joseph Davies Tydings, Maryland.
One plate with 2 chips, rest in very good condition