The plates were produced with 16-17 layers of pigments and in 18kt gold on hard fired porcelain. The firing period was limited to 195 days at the historic Vinogradoff Porcelain factory. Distributed for Tianex by the Bradford Exchange, each plate was assigned an individual Bradex number. The plates are 7 1/2" (19cm) in diameter. The reverse side is written in Russian describing the title, story and serial number. Each plate came in a custom fitted box with a parchment-material single page certificate of authenticity in Russian, a three-sheet foldout in Russian and a two-sheet foldout in English. The last document defines the subject, talks about the artists, gives a history of the legend and talks about the production facility. The handouts are specific to each plate.
The stories are taken from the book, "Russian ... read more