This porcelain plate was produced in Germany at the Meissen factory in the late 19th century. It is first quality with the under glaze crossed swords mark. The diameter of the plate is 9 1/2 inches. It is made of the finest quality porcelain ever produced. It has a 1 1/4 inch reticulated border with tiny raised gold and blue rosettes. The reticulated designs are meticulously gilded on the front and on the back of the plate. The reserve on the center of the plate is painted with a scene of soldiers in uniform firing a canon. The landscape surrounding them is beautifully detailed. A gilded cartouche encircles the reserve on a cobalt blue ground.