Vintage 1988 Russian Legends Folklore Plate from The Bradford Exchange and Tianex.
The Bradford Exchange (as Bradex) partnered with Russia based Tianex for the first time in 1988. Together they produced these plates from 1988 through 1990. All of the plates are numbered and dated. I have 4 separate collector plates listed - this plate is dated 1988 and the first in the original series done that year. There were 12 pieces made in 1988, produced at Russia's Vinogradoff Porcelain Factory with a limited firing period of 175 days. 2 Holes are on the back of the plate to allow for hanging.
This plate tells the tale of Ruslan and Ludmilla, designed by Roman Leonidovich Belousov. Another Alexander Pushkin poem that tells tale of a Russian princess (Ludmilla) who is taken by an evil wizard, with an attempted rescue from the knight, Ruslan.
Measures 7 5/8"
The back of the plate tells the story in Russian and is marked Bradex No. 60-V25-1.1 - This original 1988 set, is considered more collectible than those of 1989 or 1990, most likely due to its limited firing period.
I do have the second plate in this series available as well, please check my listings. If you are interested in more than one plate, I would be happy to offer set pricing.
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