A timeless tale of enchantment and advenure, a legend that has delighted, intrigued, and inspired.... comes to brilliant life as a luminous work of limited-edition art. "Presenting "The Tsarevich and the Firebird" The vast treasure chest of russian folklore over flows with priceless riches; unforgettable fables and fairytales peopled by extraordinary creatures, many of whom one meets again and again, traveling from story to story. But of them all, t is only one FIREBIRD. If a single creation could characterise the very nature of RUSSIAN FOLKLORE, surely it is the Firebird, a dazzling symbol of man's eternal search for riches, perfection and happiness. Once long ago, a mighty Tsar promised his kingdom to whichever of his three sons would bring him the elusive Firebird. The youngest son, Ivan meets a Gray Wolf with magic powers..... Master Artist Alexander N. Klipov's original portrait - created exclusively for this series - is a striking interpretation of the wounderful moment when young Ivan first discovers the magnificent Firebird. The Rich tradition of Russian Lacquer Miniatures - the bold black background; the vivid colours, deep greens and fiery oranges. Lavish 18-Kart gold, which is actually fired into the porcelain-provides the perfect expression for the dramatic sweep and mythical power of this beloved fable The manufactory whose mark identifies every plate in The Firebird Series of 12 Plates, the Lomonosov Porcelain factory of Leningrad was founded in 1744 by command of the Empress Elizabeth Petrovna, daughter of Tsar Peter the Grate, the first Russian imperial porcelain factory. Each of the twelve Plates comes in original shipping box, with full color information sheets, Numbered certificate of authentisity, full story of each ledged all in Russian and an English insert confirming everything. Limited firing days 195 1 thru 11 & 150 12, edition numbers, Artist and discription of process and plates. All plates are 7 1/2 inches (19cm) Diamater and have Two(2) plate hanging holes on back. Plate Bradex number Plate List: Capture The Firebird 60 - L 55 -1.1 Princess Elena and Ivan 60 - L 55 - 1.2 The Wedding feast 60 - L 55 - 1.3 - Elena The Fair 60 - L 55 - 1.4 The Golden Bridle 60 - L 55 - 1.5 The Golden Cage 60 - L 55 - 1.6 Awaiting The Firebird 60 - L 55 - 1.7 Ivan's Conqyest 60 - L 55 -1.8 The Magnificent Firebird 60 - L 55 - 1.9 The Journey of Tsarevich Ivan and Princess Elena 60 - L 55 - 1.10 In Search of the Firebird 60 - L 55 - 1.11 Tsarrevich Ivan and the Gray Wolf 60 - L 55 - 1.12 Each plate is between 1lb 4.0 oz to 1lb 5.8 oz & 10"X9 1/2"X 2 1/4" Shipped together 16 lbs. 10" X 9 1/2" X 27" The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items.