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Authentic Imperial Russian Navy (1890's to 1919) Salad Plate. According to Handed Down Legend from Sailor-to-Sailor this Plate was Reportedly Used on an Imperial Russian Naval Ship which Left its Homeport of Vladivostok in 1923 to Escape Capture by the Russian Bolsheviks. These Ships Allegedly Then Sailed to the Philippines Where they were Scuttled. HOWEVER: NOTE: Through further research and help from "1942militaria" a collector of German and Russian Militaria we have found that the two initial monogram on the plate are translated to the Imperial Russian "Black Sea Fleet". Through further research we have come to find that this plate was possibly used aboard the Russian battleship "Potemkin" which was eventually scuttled by the White Russians (Interventionists) in Sevastopol in April, 1917 to prevent it from being captured by the Bolsheviks. The gold edging has been worn but still there and viewable, and the anchor topmark has some wearing as well.
NOTE: The 2 letter monogram topmark on this plate is of the Czar's Imperial Russian Naval Crest or Insignia for the "Black Sea Fleet" and is backstamped with the Imperial porcelain works! The gold edging has been worn but still there and viewable, and the anchor topmark has some wearing as well.



NOTE: Through additional first-hand conversations with a certain sailor and some further extensive research The Pirate's Lair has found that this particular plate may have actually been used aboard the Imperial Russian Navy's battleship "Potemkin" just before it was scuttled.

The reasoning is that the cyrillic initials on the plate in English are translated to "Black Sea Fleet" which was homeported in Sevastopol and Odessa with its only blue water access through the Bosporus Straits into the Mediteranean. As such a plate designated for use in the "Black Sea Fleet" and homeported in Sevastapol, Ukraine would not have been used or found on a naval ship that was part of the Russian Siberian "Far Eastern Fleet" homeported in Vladivostock. So as to have therefore sailed to Manila where it was scuttled via the Bosporous Straits, through the Mediterranean, around Africa to the Far East is out of the question.

However after this research and thru additional lengthy discussions with the source of this plate it is our contention that the verbal history passed down from sailor-to-sailor was in fact what happened to the battleship "Potemkin" in 1905 and ultimately culminating in its being scuttled by White Russian Officers in Sevastopol in April 1917 to keep this ship out of the hands of the revolutionary Bolsheviks.

And there is no question that this dinner plate was produced for the Imperial Russian Navy's "Black Sea Fleet" prior to the Russian Revolution in 1917.

Folks, it doesn't get any more rarer and valuable than this! An absolute must collection item for the Imperial Russian, Cold War Historian, or Naval Cold War Warrior who played Cat and Mouse with Russian Surface and Sub Sailors!


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Russian Red Navy and Soviet Navy Militaria in particular, as well as similar Imperial Russian navy dinnerware is a must for any serious WWII or Cold War Collector of Russian Trench Art and Naval Militaria! Click Here For More Information on The Russian Navy and Soviet Red Fleet names and cyrillic acronyms from Wikipeadia

The struggle in Imperial Russia began in 1905 aboard the Russian Battleship Potemkin and culminated in the Russian Revolution of 1917. Click Here For More Information on the Imperial Russian Navy's Black Sea Fleet and the Imperial Battleship "Potemkin" and cyrillic acronyms from Wikipeadia

The Russian Navy's Black Sea Fleet was a strategic maritime asset from the mid-1600's and even up until today as it has access to the Mediteranean through the Turkish Straits of Bosporus. Click Here For More Information on the History of the Russian Navy's Black Sea Fleet

 
Imperial Russian Navy Pre-Revolution Salad Plate 1890's to 1919
Story goes that this dinner plate was used by a "white russian" naval officer who had allegiance to the Czar during the Russian Revolution. In 1923 he and other officers and crewmembers sailed their ship from a Siberian port and ultimately scuttled it in Manila Bay so that the Bolsheviks or peasants would not capture the ship. Ultimately this Russian Naval officer found his way to San Francisco and settled there, and having passed away left this plate to his close friend.

NOTE: Through further research and help from "1942militaria" a collector of German and Russian Militaria we have found that the two initials on the plate are translated to the Imperial Russian Black Sea Fleet. Through further research we have come to find that this plate was possibly used aboard the Russian battleship "Potemkin" which was eventually scuttled by the White Russians (Interventionists) in Sevastopol in April, 1917 to prevent it from being captured by the Bolsheviks. The gold edging has been worn but still there and viewable, and the anchor topmark has some wearing as well. NOTE: The Imperial Russian Crest is Backstamped Below the Glaze!
 
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