Order of St. Alexander Nevsky, jewelled breast star, late 19th Century

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Unmarked, in gold, silver, pastes and red and white enamel (the setting also including some small diamonds in the Imperial crown), central medallion with monogram on a white enamel ground with legend around on red, Imperial crown above; the eight hinged and sprung rays with eyelets at the points for suspension, once also fitted with a full-height vertical brooch-pin which has been removed and now carrying a later removable backplate bearing an incorrect light-gauge "safety" brooch-pin, considerable wear, with evidence of a number of repairs and some pastes missing
90.5mm high x 88.7mm wide